Posted by Steve Leader on August 20, 2015
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Supreme Court today handed a possible victory to workers at SeaTac Airport. In a 5-4 ruling the high court expanded the City of SeaTac‘s $15 minimum wage law to include SeaTac Airport.
SeaTac voters approved the law in 2013. One month later a King County judge ruled it does not apply to SeaTac …
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a complaint against Stars Cabaret on Southwest Lombard over alleged sex trafficking, harassment and discrimination of minors.
BOLI will determine whether the strip club subjected minors to conditions of employment that constitute sexual harassment under Oregon law.
“No worker—especially a minor—should ever have to face sexual harassment or abuse …
Posted by Mike Turner on August 10, 2015
Target has decided to phase out gender based signage in its stores, starting with the children’s bedding and toys aisles. Customers have been asking for it, according to its online blog.
In the kids’ Bedding area, signs will no longer feature suggestions for boys or girls, just kids. “In the Toys aisles, we’ll also remove reference to gender, including the use …
Portland, Or. – Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Company has announced it will buy Portland based Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. It’s his biggest deal ever. Buffett said in a statement he’s admired Precision Castparts’ operation for a long time. He says its the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry.
Precision Castparts was founded in 1949 and makes parts …
SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow adults 21 and over to temporarily buy recreational marijuana at established medical pot dispensaries starting on October 1st, nearly a full year sooner than expected.
The Oregon Senate and House approved an amendment in June that allows the purchase of a quarter ounce of dried weed, seeds and plant starts, …