No Pay Required at Wellness Fairs

The U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter on August 28, 2018, that certain “wellness activities” are not considered compensable work time.  Wellness activities such as attendance at wellness fairs, health screenings, and health coaching are not compensable work time provided attendance is not mandatory, the employer receives no direct benefit, and such activities… Continue reading No Pay Required at Wellness Fairs

Organ Donation = FMLA Serious Health Condition

Yesterday, the DOL issued an opinion letter addressing whether organ-donation surgery qualifies as a “serious health condition” under the FMLA.  Although an employee who donates an organ is in good health before the donation and affirmatively elects to donate an organ to help someone else, the DOL concluded that: “An organ donation can qualify as… Continue reading Organ Donation = FMLA Serious Health Condition

Oregon Equal Pay Act – Action Items for January 2019

Many of the operative provisions of Oregon’s Equal Pay Law go into effect on January 1, 2019.  As of that date, it will be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to: Discriminate in any manner between employees on the basis of an employee’s status as a member of a protected class in the payment… Continue reading Oregon Equal Pay Act – Action Items for January 2019