BOLI Workplace Bullying Poster

Workplace bullying is not illegal in Oregon. However, because, according to BOLI, “it is harmful and in some cases can lead to lawsuits based on discrimination,” BOLI recently published a poster addressing workplace bullying.  The poster defines workplace bullying as “a pattern of repeated mistreatment that harms, intimidates, undermines, offends, degrades or or humiliates an employee,”… Continue reading BOLI Workplace Bullying Poster

More on the Oregon Pay Equity Law

As we posted earlier this month, Oregon’s Pay Equity Law becomes fully effective on January 1, 2019.  Just in time, BOLI has published a Fact Sheet that summarize the law and provides answers to frequently asked questions: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/TA/Pages/FactSheetsFAQs/PayEquity.aspx Right before Thanksgiving, BOLI also issued the final Administrative Rules for the new law: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/pages/legal/h_notices.aspx. We will… Continue reading More on the Oregon Pay Equity Law

Potential Changes to Washington Overtime Rules

While the DOL has yet to issue new rules related to overtime exemptions, on November 20, 2018, Washington L&I released preliminary draft rules with potential changes for salaried employees. The preliminary rules propose to raise the salary threshold for exempt employees to between 2 and 2.5 times the state minimum wage for a 40 hour… Continue reading Potential Changes to Washington Overtime Rules

OSHA Clarifies Standard for Post-Accident Drug Testing

Back in 2016, OSHA published a final rule that narrowed the circumstances for post-accident drug testing. The rule was intended to avoid situations where post-accident drug testing operated to discourage employees from reporting workplace injuries or illnesses. In October 2018, OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying OSHA’s Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug… Continue reading OSHA Clarifies Standard for Post-Accident Drug Testing