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