Are you an employer in Columbia County, Oregon? Employment law attorney Ron Guerra has analyzed that county’s new unauthorized worker ordinance, which was passed by the voters in the Nov. 4 election. Ron has recommendations about what you, as an employer, will need to do in light of this new law. You can also read a wealth of information on the Columbia County Web site. The county’s legal analysis suggests that the law may not stand up to court challenges in the long run — but no one knows for sure, so it’s best to take the conservative approach. Finally, if you would like to formally contest the measure (PDF), you have until Dec. 15.
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About Curt Kipp
Curt Kipp is the director of publications and communications at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the editor of Digger magazine.