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

Don’t Forget These Year-End To-Dos for Your Business

By Christine Moehl, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney and Courtney Kohler, Attorney Year-end is a great time to reflect on your business and to plan for how you want your business to evolve in 2020. With all the responsibilities and challenges of running a business, it’s inevitable that things like entity maintenance may slip

Year in Review: 2019’s Most Interesting and Frivolous Litigation

By David Briggs, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney and Daniel Reynolds, Litigation Attorney We scoured our inboxes and the internet to come up with some of the most ridiculous, entertaining and . . . let’s just say “creative” lawsuits from this year. If you’ve ever wondered by some TV commercials spend half their time airing