Monday, May 3, 2010

In the news: Internships, the Census, and a touching memorial service.

Internships have garnered a bit of media attention lately, with recent articles on this topic in The Oregonian and in Oregon Business Report. Internships provide benefits to both the company and the intern, but there are some legal issues to be aware of. As Oregon Business Report said, "If your business derives a benefit from the work an intern performs, he or she will most likely qualify as an employee and must be paid at least minimum wage."

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The Statesman Journal ran an article this weekend about the continuing efforts of the U.S. Census Bureau, which is working to complete the 2010 Decennial Census. The current phase of the project? Footwork. Census workers are knocking on doors.

And for our final news piece, we'd like to highlight the touching memorial service which occurred last Wednesday at the state Capitol. The ceremony "honored 66 Oregonians who died on the job in 2009 [including] eight members of the military who died while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan or the gulf region." The article was also published in the Statesman Journal.

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