The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon held in a recent case that an employee who was unable to work more than a 40 hour work week due to various conditions, was not disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Such an inability to work overtime, absent other facts, does not constitute a substantial… Continue reading Inability to Work Overtime is Not a Disability
The DOL has the authority to conduct investigations into employers’ compliance with wage and hour laws. The DOL can inspect workplaces, review payroll and other employment records, and interview employees and former employees to determine whether an employer is following the FLSA. Most often, the DOL investigates whether an employer is properly calculating and paying… Continue reading How Not to Respond to a DOL Investigation
Employers in Oregon who hire minors between the ages of 14 and 17 must apply for an Employment Certificate from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries each year. Employers of minors under age 14 must obtain an additional permit and must comply with strict restrictions on the kinds of work and hours of work… Continue reading Hiring Minors this Summer?