We have posted in the past about the definition of “trade secret” and what an employer must show when seeking to protect “trade secrets from theft by former employees. Under Oregon law, a trade secret means information that (i) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or… Continue reading Reminder, Information is Not a Trade Secret if you do not keep it Secret!
Yesterday we told you about the new minimum salary level for exempt employees ($684 per week up from $455 per week). Today, we want to share the DOL’s analysis of how many employees will likely be impacted by the new rule. According to the DOL: 2 million currently exempt employees who earn at least $455… Continue reading More on DOL’s New Overtime Rule
Today, the DOL finally issued a new rule that updates the “thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.” Beginning January 1, 2020, the salary threshold for exempt employees will be $684 per week (up from $455 per week). That means that beginning January… Continue reading DOL Issues New Overtime Rule
Now there is a website!! https://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/PFMLI/Pages/default.aspx The website provides general information, a timeline, an option to receive updates on the new law, and an invitation to join an advisory committee. Stay tuned….
As you know, last year a Court issued an order requiring employers to submit pay data broken down by gender and race as part of employers’ EEO-1 filings (Component 2 data). The deadline for submission of Component 2 data for 2017 and 2018 is September 30, 2019. On September 12, 2019, the EEOC published a… Continue reading EEO Component 2 Data – Dead Again?
The FLSA requires employers to include the value of certain kinds of perks, benefits and other items (“Extras”) in an employee’s regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime. This can create a mathematical and economic nightmare for employers where the Extras are provided periodically or at year end, requiring a retroactive recalculation of… Continue reading Coming Soon – DOL’s New Rule on Calculating Regular Rate of Pay
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently proposed changes to Washington State’s overtime rules. Under the proposed changes, the minimum pay a salaried worker must receive to be considered exempt would increase incrementally to 2.5 times the state minimum wage by 2026. The first increase for most employers would take place July 1, 2020.… Continue reading Washington State Proposes Changes to Overtime Rules