Most employers are aware that, as of January 1, 2017, a new OSHA rule requires employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. The new rule also incorporated existing prohibitions on retaliation and clarified the existing implicit requirement that an employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage… Continue reading OSHA Guidance on Post-Accident Drug Testing (a reminder)
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published a revised I-9 Form on November 14, 2016, and employers are required to use the new form beginning on January 22, 2017. The new form is intended to be easier to complete electronically. More information is available at https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-revises-form-i-9-used-all-new-hires-us.
Oregon’s recent snow “event” is a good reason for employers to familiarize themselves with wage and hour issues implicated by weather-related work closures. Generally, hourly employees are not entitled to pay for hours they do not work. If the office closes for weather-related reasons, hourly employees do not get paid. Employers can choose to pay… Continue reading Snow Days & Employee Pay (or Not)
On January 10, 2017, the EEOC published proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful harassment. The guidance, designed for employers and employees, sets forth the EEOC’s views on federal harassment law, and provides explanatory examples and recommended practices for employers to follow. The EEOC is accepting public comment on the proposed guidelines until February 9, 2017. We… Continue reading EEOC Seeks Public Input on Unlawful Harassment Enforcement Guidance
Back in October we blogged about the new Oregon law that requires an itemized time and pay statement to accompany employee paychecks. Since the law went into effect on January 1, 2017, the two required items that appear to be missing from most paystubs are: (i) the employer’s business registry number or business identification number; and… Continue reading Oregon’s Paystub Law, Updated