New CFPB Updates to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

By Jared A. Anderson, associate in the Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Group On October 30, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a new rule regarding its implementation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The CFPB’s final rule (“Regulation F”) clarifies how the provisions of the FDCPA apply to modern

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

BOLI Changes its Course on Payment of Daily Overtime for Manufacturers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By: Randall Sutton  Saalfeld Griggs Employment Law & Litigation Practice Groups Oregon requires that most manufacturing employers pay daily overtime if an employee works more than 10 hours in a single day.  As with most other employers, a manufacturer also must pay overtime when an employee works more than 40 hours in a single

Did Christmas Come Early? Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule Days Before Implementation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Saalfeld Griggs Employment Law & Litigation Practice Groups Once in a great while, procrastinators are rewarded.  And thanks to a Texas District Court judge, they have cause to celebrate. On November 22, Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction halting a new U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) rule that would have required most salaried

Employment Law – 2016 Summer Update

By: Jennifer Paul Employment Law As the weather heats up, so too have changes to employment laws.  The following are some “hot” employment law topics to keep in mind: Oregon’s Minimum Wage increased as of July 1, 2016, with new minimum wage rates for three regions of the state now in place.  Be sure to