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For business owners and employees: social media

By: Robert Harris
In 2013 the Oregon Legislature passed a “social media protection” law. The law went into effect January 1, 2014. The purpose behind HB 2654 is to preserve the distinction between what information they have on social media is public and what information is private from their employer. Read Full Article

What’s the benefit to being a Benefit Company?

By: Harris Velázquez Gibbens
Starting January 2014, Oregon businesses may elect to take on the corporate form of a benefit company.

This new legal entity is part of the growing movement in the Oregon business community concerned with social and environmental responsibility – in addition to the bottom line. While benefit companies are not for every emerging or existing business, they are an attractive option for business owners and shareholders who wish to include improving social and environmental outcomes as part of their business plan. Read Full Article

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