New FLSA Opinion Letter on Project-Based Payments to Exempt Employees

Today, the DOL issued an opinion letter evaluating whether project-based payments constitute payments on a fee basis or salary basis under the FLSA. The employees involved, educational consultants, meet the duties tests of the administrative or the professional exemptions, and were paid in biweekly installments derived from the project-based payment. The opinion letter is here:… Continue reading New FLSA Opinion Letter on Project-Based Payments to Exempt Employees

New Oregon requirement for noncompetition agreements

Effective January 1, 2020, employers must provide each departing employee with a signed copy of any noncompetition agreement applicable to that employee. The signed copy must be provided within 30 days of termination of employment. If the employer does not comply with this requirement, then the noncompetition agreement is voidable and no Oregon court may… Continue reading New Oregon requirement for noncompetition agreements

Washington Paid Family Medical Leave is now Available

A reminder to Washington employers, paid family medical leave benefits became available to employees yesterday, January 1, 2020 (payroll deductions should have started on January 1, 2019). To apply for paid leave, a eligible employee is required to provide their employer with at least 30 days advance written notice for planned medical leave or written… Continue reading Washington Paid Family Medical Leave is now Available