Compliance

Oregon Businesses – Don’t Get Clucked Over the Equal Pay Act

Each time a new labor law is passed or rule approved, there’s typically some ominous warning from the Department of Labor about the dramatic $10k fines as a consequences of inaction or not remaining current. Could that really happen?

By |2018-02-17T20:22:28+00:00December 18th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments

Can I Classify a Worker Like an Administrative Assistant as an Independent Contractor?

Is it possible to classify an administrative assistant as an independent contractor so you can hire them for a 90-day try-out period? This might sound like a good idea, but the short answer is no, you cannot.

By |2017-07-23T16:07:42+00:00August 9th, 2017|Compliance, Hot topics for 2017, HR 101|0 Comments

What Should I Do if an Employee Refuses to Sign the Handbook?

Because your employee handbook outlines your company's guidelines and policies, it's important that your employees sign off on having received their handbook. It demonstrates that not only did they receive it, but they are also responsible for knowing its contents. What happens when one of your employees refuses to sign the handbook though?

By |2018-02-21T02:06:21+00:00August 9th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101|2 Comments

Do We Have to Pay an Employee Who Drove to a Canceled Meeting?

While wage and hour law requires that employees are paid for all time that they are 'suffered or permitted' to work, the question here is whether his attempt to go to a cancelled meeting would count.

By |2018-02-21T02:08:29+00:00July 19th, 2017|Compensation, Compliance, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments

What Happens When an Employee’s FMLA Time Has Run Out?

Even if an employee has exhausted their FMLA leave for the year, their condition may fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines a disabled employee as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities including working.

By |2017-07-06T02:08:46+00:00July 12th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101|0 Comments

A Guide to Drug Testing and Drug-Free Workplaces in the Era of “Legal” Marijuana

With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, it can be tricky to figure out what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. There are many variables involved and in this article, we'll give you a general overview of the necessary considerations so you can determine what policy is right for your organization.

By |2017-06-27T19:54:53+00:00June 28th, 2017|Compliance, Hot topics for 2017|0 Comments