Small Business Assistance Under the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or “CARES Act” was signed into law on March 27, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. The CARES Act provides financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID 19. To assist our clients in understanding what benefits may be available through this legislation, we

Department of Labor Responds to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group The Department of Labor has issued its first guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  You can find the guidance here. The DOL has clarified that the FFCRA takes effect on April 1.  Unfortunately, the DOL has not yet provided clear guidance

COVID-19 FAQs – New Paid Leave Law Passed by Congress

By David Briggs and Randall Sutton, Attorneys in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The law met with large bipartisan support to combat the coronavirus. Of note for employers, are two new ways where employers may have to provide

Spring Cleaning Your Employee Posters

By Sarah Holmes, Attorney –  Litigation Practice Group Spring cleaning usually means decluttering your space. Out with the old, in with the new. This spring, as you are going through everything that has piled up over the years, remember to give your employee posters a closer look. But don’t start throwing them out just yet.

Oregon Employer Guide to Dealing with Coronavirus – Pandemic Update

By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group Given uncertainty about the spread and possible effect of the coronavirus, Oregon employers should be evaluating their policies and thinking through potential issues well in advance.  Hopefully, closures,  quarantines and other challenges felt globally will not be replicated here.  Nevertheless, some advanced planning is

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Rule Pertaining to Employee Overtime

By Randall Sutton, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new rule that will clarify that many perks offered by employers don’t need to be factored in to the “regular rate” when an employer calculates overtime. A quick initial look does not provide any big surprises. But for sake

What’s Coming in Employment Law for 2020

By David Briggs, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney As many of our clients already know, the 2019 Oregon Legislature was quite busy. There are a number of things that employers need to keep in mind as they roll into 2020. Here are a few of the highlights: Oregon’s Pay Equity Act is now in effect. If you

OregonSaves Retirement Program Becomes Final: All Oregon Employers Must Act

By Randy Cook & Christine Moehl Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation On April 18, 2017, the Oregon Retirement Savings Board issued final regulations that will launch the “OregonSaves” Retirement Program (the “Program”) enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 2015. Under the Program, all Oregon employers must register with the Oregon Retirement Savings Board (the “Board”)