OSHA Guidance on Post-Accident Drug Testing (a reminder)

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)

Snow Days & Employee Pay (or Not)

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)

EEOC Seeks Public Input on Unlawful Harassment Enforcement Guidance

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