Compliance

What the New Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave Means to You

On August 9, 2019, the Paid Family & Medical Leave (PMFL) insurance program was created to provide partially or fully compensated time away from work for employees who require Family, Medical or Safe leave. The law allows covered individuals to receive up to 12 weeks of paid time off to recover from serious illness, bond [...]

What OregonSaves Means for Every Employer

On May 15, 2020, the State of Oregon will require all private-sector employers with one (1) or more employees (based in Oregon) to participate in the OregonSaves program. Open to everyone, the state-run retirement program is intended to make it easier for workers in Oregon to save for retirement by contributing a portion of their [...]

By |2020-01-03T01:04:51+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Benefits, Compensation, Compliance|0 Comments

Oregon Businesses – Don’t Get Clucked Over the Equal Pay Act

Each time a new labor law is passed or rule approved, there’s typically some ominous warning from the Department of Labor about the dramatic $10k fines as a consequences of inaction or not remaining current. Could that really happen?

By |2018-02-17T20:22:28+00:00December 18th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments

Can I Classify a Worker Like an Administrative Assistant as an Independent Contractor?

Is it possible to classify an administrative assistant as an independent contractor so you can hire them for a 90-day try-out period? This might sound like a good idea, but the short answer is no, you cannot.

By |2017-07-23T16:07:42+00:00August 9th, 2017|Compliance, Hot Topics, HR 101|0 Comments

What Should I Do if an Employee Refuses to Sign the Handbook?

Because your employee handbook outlines your company's guidelines and policies, it's important that your employees sign off on having received their handbook. It demonstrates that not only did they receive it, but they are also responsible for knowing its contents. What happens when one of your employees refuses to sign the handbook though?

By |2018-02-21T02:06:21+00:00August 9th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101|2 Comments

Do We Have to Pay an Employee Who Drove to a Canceled Meeting?

While wage and hour law requires that employees are paid for all time that they are 'suffered or permitted' to work, the question here is whether his attempt to go to a cancelled meeting would count.

By |2018-02-21T02:08:29+00:00July 19th, 2017|Compensation, Compliance, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments

What Happens When an Employee’s FMLA Time Has Run Out?

Even if an employee has exhausted their FMLA leave for the year, their condition may fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines a disabled employee as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities including working.

By |2017-07-06T02:08:46+00:00July 12th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101|0 Comments
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