Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Legislative Update: Employees and the use of Recreational Marijuana

Currently, the use of marijuana in Oregon can still cause employees to lose their jobs.  Even though recreational marijuana is legal in the District of Columbia and seven states besides Oregon—and medical marijuana is now approved in 28 states—there are currently no Oregon employment-related legal protections for using marijuana recreationally.   Oregon State laws pertaining to employment Oregon state law protects citizens from state and local criminal prosecution for using, growing, and possessing marijuana. It […]

Ask HR: Staff volunteering at religious-based event. Is that ok?

Dear HR, We own a retail shop, and once a month my family participates in a volunteer day for needy families in the community. We want to ensure it will not be an issue if our employees also participate by volunteering with us. It is not mandatory that the employees participate and it’s during a time when our shop is closed. It is a Christian-based event, but we don’t talk about religion, we just help […]