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
Here is Washington L&I’s summary of a change to Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act that bars employers from requesting a job applicant’s wage or salary history, except under certain circumstances. This change in the law went into effect on July 28, 2019. http://lni.wa.gov/News/2019/pr190725a.asp
Earlier this week, the DOL issued an opinion letter addressing whether an employee could use intermittent FMLA leave to attend school meetings scheduled to address the employee’s child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The employee had two children with qualifying serious health conditions and the employee had been approved to take intermittent leave to take the… Continue reading FMLA Leave to Attend School Meetings
We will provide detailed information on the new law over the next few weeks. In the interim, here is a snapshot of coverage of the new law. Click here for Huffington Post Article Click here for OPB Article
In mid-May, HB 2992 was signed into law. HB 2992 amends the Oregon statute governing non-competition agreements (ORS 653.295) to add another basis to void a non-compete. The amendment provides that, beginning January 1, 2020, a non-competition agreement is voidable and may not be enforced unless: (e) Within 30 days after the date of the… Continue reading Change to Oregon’s Non-Compete Statute
It took us a while to get to this, but better late than never. Starting in January 2020, Washington will have a new law that significant impacts the enforceability of non-competition agreements for employees and contractors. Generally, the new law requires the following for a covenant not to compete to be enforceable: Employee must earn… Continue reading Washington’s New Non-Compete Law
Most employers in the 9th Circuit are aware that in 2014, the 9th Circuit ruled that an employee could elect to use vacation instead of FMLA leave so as to preserve FMLA leave for future use. Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc., 743 F.3d 1236 (9th Cir. 2014). A March 2019 DOL Opinion Letter makes clear that… Continue reading Employees Cannot Delay or Decline to Take FMLA Leave
If you have been following developments related to submission of pay data as part of EEO-1 reporting, you know that the last unknown was whether data from 2017 & 2018 would be required or whether the EEOC would opt to collect data from 2018 & 2019. The mystery is solved: EEO-1 filers must submit pay… Continue reading EEOC Wants 2017 and 2018 Pay Data