Do writers need their own “Taylor Swift” to protect their right to be paid for their labor? (See NPR’s story about Swift, Apple, and right to be paid.)
The latest Amazon plan to pay authors based on pages turned (and presumably read?), makes me wonder if all readers shouldn’t just start turning those pages, whether you read them or not. We can only hope that the Amazon eyes “watching” you turn pages aren’t also able to tell if you have actually read the words. (No, maybe we don’t want to know that.)
“What If Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?” by Peter Wayner, The Atlantic, June 20, 2015
The OSB Sole and Small Firm Practitioners’ Section executive committee is starting a series of free or low-cost (for non-SSFP members) CLEs that may be of interest to solos or small firm practitioners. The series starts Wednesday, January 21, 2015, and are free to OSB SSFP Section members. Please visit the OSB SSFP website for more information or the SSFP Section website (under construction) for additional contact information.
THE LEGAL LUNCHBOX SERIES
The Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section of the OSB is pleased to invite all members to attend a series of free seminars/CLEs, to be held from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. You can participate via webcast, but members in the Portland area are encouraged to bring your lunch and meet your colleagues at Kafoury and McDougal, who have graciously provided their conference room for our series:
“…. Now, as The Daily Beast has exclusively learned, Portland’s alternative approach to the sex industry is being taken all the way to the state legislature. In a historically unprecedented move, strip-club dancers are working in tandem with lobbyists, legislators, and social workers to draft a new set of industry regulations slated to hit the House floor for a vote in the February 2015 legislative session…..” [Link to full Daily Beast article.]
This is a complex area of employment law and you can never read too much about it. The Oregon Law Practice Management blog has this 12/3/12 post:
Excerpt: ‘For those of you who like to use “independent contractors” (contract lawyers, contract paralegals, freelance legal secretaries) take heed. Your contractor may well be an employee.
Emerald Steel Fabricators, Inc., v. Bureau of Labor and Industries, (BOLI 3004) (CA A130422) (SC S056265)
From the April 15, 2010, Media Release:
What is the PECBR? It stands for the “Public Employer Collective Bargaining Reporter.”
We usually get the question in the form of, “what is 21 PECBR 673 and where do I find it?”
An addition to previous OLR blog posts on babysitting:
1) “If a babysitter provides child care in a private home on a regular basis while the parent(s) work, is the payment of minimum wage and overtime required?”
2) “Is it necessary to pay minimum wage and overtime if a babysitter is hired on a “casual basis,” for example, when parents go out for the evening?”
See this BOLI FAQ for answers to these questions.
Ever wonder about Oregon laws on:
1) Meals and rest breaks
2) Deductions from pay
3) Student interns
4) Domestic workers
5) Apartment managers
6) Employment at will
7) Whistle blowing
You could start with the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), admittedly not the most user-friendly of books, but then what statutory compilation is?