Oregon & DOL Sign Misclassification MOU

On April 4, 2016, BOLI and the DOL signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding intended to protect employees’ rights by preventing misclassification of employees as independent contractors.   According to the DOL: “The two agencies will provide clear, accurate and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders; share resources and enhance enforcement by conducting coordinated… Continue reading Oregon & DOL Sign Misclassification MOU

California Minimum Wage Moving to $15/hr.

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown of California, signed legislation that will increase California’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2022. Minimum wage will increase incrementally each year.  For employers with 26 or more employees minimum wage is scheduled to increase from $10/hr to $10.50/hr for 2017, and then by $1.00 each year through 2022 (subject to adjustment… Continue reading California Minimum Wage Moving to $15/hr.