Oregon "Ban the Box" Legislation

Oregon law restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process (i.e., before a job interview) went into effect on January 1, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, the City of Portland will take ban-the-box restrictions a few steps further, with its own ordinance.


Potential Litigation Alert: Adverse Action Process, Letters and Timelines

Not a month has gone by in recent years when there hasn’t been a major FCRA class action on background checks, and that trend is increasing. 


Overtime Changes are Coming: Will You be Ready?

The US Department of Labor proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act's white-collar exemption rule. If adopted, these changes will affect approximately 4.6 million employees that are currently classified as salary-exempt, including a large number of employees in the health care industry.


BOLI Requirements of Oregon's Sick Time Law

Effective January 1, 2016, employers in the State of Oregon are required to implement sick time policies and provide sick time to employees.

Use of "Certified Medical Assistant" and "CMA"

Did you know that not all credentials are the same and that CMA is not a universal credential?

The credential "CMA" and title "Certified Medical Assistant" is proprietary and trademarked to the American Association of Medical Assistants. Please make sure you present the correct credentials when applying for a position. Read more...

For more information on how these changes apply to you,
please contact an MSS recruiter at 503-227-2737.

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 410, Portland, OR  97205
Phone: (503) 227-2737  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

Email: paula@msmp.org

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