Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Issues Guidance Update to Minimum Wage Rules

Make sure your minimum wage posters are up to date for the July 1, 2016 change.  Click here to get your copy. Two weeks before the July 1, 2016 new minimum wage effective date BOLI issued new administrative guidance for employers with minimum wage employees who provide services in multiple Oregon geographic regions during any given pay period.  The new guidance provides three key rules for employers: 1.      If an employee performs more than 50% of his/her work during a pay period at a … Read More...

Oregon’s 3 Tiered Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2016

Make sure your minimum wage posters are up to date – click here to download. On March 2, 2016 the Oregon Governor signed into law Senate Bill 1532 which raises Oregon’s minimum wage beginning July 1, followed by annual increases over six years.  A unique feature of the new law is there will now be three […]

New FLSA Exemption Rules Announced: $47,476 Minimum Salary Effective 12/1/2016

The Department of Labor released details of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption rules for white collar workers.  Here is a brief summary of the key provisions: Effective Date: December 1, 2016.  Note that the change occurs on a Thursday, so employers will need to make changes for the payroll period in which December 1 falls. […]

Summary of Oregon’s Paid Sick Leave Law, effective January 1, 2016

If you employ one employee in the State of Oregon you must now provide sick leave to your employees.  There are a few limited exceptions such as federal employees; work-study students; railroad workers; people employed by a parent, spouse or child; and most union-represented construction workers employed through a hiring hall. Employer size and location matter: Statewide, […]