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New overtime laws effective December 2016

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

The Overtime Rule In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. The department has issued…

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New Oregon Minimum Wage – Effective July 2016

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

An employer shall pay an employee no less than the minimum wage rate for the region in which the employer is located. Read the details for the new Oregon minimum wage effective July 2016.

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Oregon Employment Update, June 2016

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

This morning the Oregon Employment Department released the initial estimates for June 2016 in terms of jobs and the unemployment rate. Overall the data continue to bring good news, even as the unemployment rate ticked up a bit. The reason being is the state continues to add jobs and the…

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Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast, June 2016

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

On the backs of the consumer and the strengthening labor market, the U.S. economic expansion continues. Weakness and uncertainty remain in terms of the global economy, financial markets and the goods-producing industries. However, as the U.S. economy enters the seventh year of expansion, including the longest string on monthly job…

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Oregon Nearing Full Employment in 2016

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Right now, employment across the state stands at an all-time high, some 70,000 jobs above levels reached prior to the Great Recession. Oregon is now getting very close to full employment, something we are likely to reach in the fall. Read the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis report now.

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Oregon Employment by Age

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Even as participation rates and employment opportunities are rising, these gains are not evenly distributed across the economy or individuals. In fact, there are stark differences across generations and their labor market outcomes today. Read the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis report now.

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2016 – Individual Mandate – Affordable Care Act – ACA

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

The below is a statement of law from https://www.healthcare.gov provided here for your convenience: If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee called the individual shared responsibility payment. (The fee is sometimes called the "penalty," "fine," or "individual mandate.") You owe…

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Oregon Sick Leave – Statement of Compliance

Posted on January 5, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Effective January 1, 2016, employers in the state of Oregon are required to implement sick time policies that provide paid sick time to employees. What is Confident doing? Confident has implemented our 2016 Oregon Sick Leave - Hourly Accrual System for all employees of each of the Confident companies. Sick…

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Criminal History information should no longer be requested on employment applications in Oregon

Posted on January 1, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Oregon State Law - HB 3025 Last summer, Oregon State Legislature passed “Ban the Box” legislation designed to provide applicants with a criminal history better opportunity to interview with employers without the potential disparate impacts of their criminal history information. Effective January 1, 2016, the Oregon State Law prohibits non-exempt…

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Employers May Still Prohibit Employee Marijuana Use in Oregon based on Federal law

Posted on January 1, 2016 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Measure 91 - Emerald Steel Fabricators, Inc. v. Bureau of Labor & Indus. (2010) Though Measure 91 was enacted, establishing the use of recreational marijuana legal in Oregon, under federal law, marijuana use and possession is still illegal. Employers may prohibit recreational marijuana use on or off the job based…

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Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Effective January 1, 2016, employers that employ employees in the state of Oregon are required to implement sick time policies and provide sick time to employees. Employers are also required to provide employees with a notice of the law’s provisions. This notice is intended to summarize the major provisions of…

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Press Release: New Medford Location

Posted on September 1, 2015 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Press Release: New Medford Location: The Confident Companies - HQ location - EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2015 The Confident Companies including: Confident Staffing Confident Construction Workforce Confident Employee Leasing have moved from their longtime location on Biddle Road to a more centrally located suite of offices at: 1575 E McAndrews Rd,…

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Confident Staffing Awarded WBE & WOSB Certifications

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

Confident Staffing has been awarded WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) and  WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business Certifications).

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Confident Federal Trademark obtained

Posted on April 8, 2013 by Rebecca Morrison-Stoney

September 4, 2012 - United States Patent and Trademark Office registered the CONFIDENT trademark to Confident Staffing.

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Advantage Staffing, Inc. (a privately owned Oregon company) has announced a corporate Name Change to Confident Staffing, Inc.

Posted on October 4, 2010 by admin

Medford, OR, 10/12/2010 -- Advantage Staffing, Inc. (a privately owned Oregon company) has announced a corporate Name Change to Confident Staffing, Inc.  The name change reflects the company's long-term strategy to grow its business and more closely aligns and strengthens the identity of each of its operating entities including Staffing, Employee…

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