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

Craft Beverage Reform and Modernization Act of 2015 May Bring Reduced Federal Excise Taxes and Regulatory Burdens to Producers

This month Oregon Senator Ron Wyden introduced a comprehensive tax reform bill, the Craft Beverage Reform and Modernization Act of 2015, that would ease regulations on smaller producers of alcoholic beverages and decrease excise taxes.  The Act combines aspects from prior bills—the Small BREW Act, the Fair BEER Act, the AGED Spirits Act, the Distillery

HR Basics – A Crash Course in Employment Law | May 21

Attorneys Randall Sutton, David Briggs, Jennifer Paul and Therese Adams will present at The Salem Human Resource Management Association’s HR Basics seminar on employment law.   When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.) Where: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry (CCBI), 626 High St. NE, Salem, Oregon. Seminar

Businesses May Not Be Protected by Standard Liability Releases

By Litigation Practice Group The Oregon Supreme Court recently delivered an opinion that may well affect how much you pay to ski the slopes of your favorite mountain this season. But that may not be the extent of the decision’s impact. In Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc., the Court held that enforcement of a ski

Paid Sick Leave Bill Introduced to Oregon House

Last week, a draft bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to Oregon employees was introduced in the House Business and Labor Committee.  The draft bill is available for review here. The bill as drafted would require most Oregon employers to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up