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

Employment Law Seminar – HR Basics “A Crash Course in Employment Law” | May 25

THE SAALFELD GRIGGS MANAGEMENT EMPLOYMENT LAW TEAM PRESENT: A Crash Course in Employment Law Randall Sutton, David Briggs, and  Jennifer Paul DATE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 8:00am – 4:00pm (registration starts at 7:30am) COST: $125.00 per person for SHRM members. $149.00 for non-members. $199.00 at the door. Includes continental breakfast & refreshments. LOCATION: Chemeketa Center

Employment Law Breakfast – St. Patrick’s Day Edition | March 17

THE SAALFELD GRIGGS EMPLOYMENT LAW & LITIGATION TEAM PRESENT: Minimum Wage & Other Wage & Hour Woes Randall Sutton, David Briggs, and Therese Holmstrom DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2016 – 7:15am – 8:30am – Saalfeld Griggs Office COST: Free for Clients/Friends of the Firm LOCATION: The Office of Saalfeld Griggs PC, Park Place – 2nd

Protecting Against Corporate Raiding | Oct 6

Randall Sutton will present at the Northwest Human Resource Management Association’s 77th Annual NHRMA Conference & Tradeshow on October 6 in Portland. Protecting Your Company Against Corporate Raiding by Former Employees Departing employees who wish to unfairly compete with, or even step into the shoes of their former employer, can inflict great harm on a

SHRMA Legislative Report – Final 2015

2015 SHRMA Legislative Report – Final by Jennifer C. Paul, J.D. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session closed on Monday, July 6, 2015. Employment-related bills were a significant focus of this year’s session. This SHRMA Legislative report covers the outcome of many employment-related bills considered by the Oregon Legislature, including laws

Employment Law Breakfast Seminar | July 16

2015 Employment Law Extravaganza (with so many legislative and legal developments, “Legal Update” just doesn’t do this topic justice) DATE: Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 7:15am – 8:15am COST: Free for Clients/Friends of the Firm LOCATION: Saalfeld Griggs PC, 250 Church Street SE, Suite 200, Salem Oregon In 2015, the legislature, courts and regulatory agencies have kept

Up to 4.6 Million Workers Could Be Eligible For Overtime Pay Under DOL Proposed Regulations

Last week, the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited proposed changes to regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act.  These changes affect the “white collar” exemptions that allow employers to treat some management, professional, and administrative employees as exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay and protections. Before treating an employee as exempt from these