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June 1st, 2017 / by Mike Cooney

Time and Pay Records: The Newest Addition to Employee Files

An Oregon Senate bill took effect in earlier this year that makes time and pay records part of an employee’s personnel records. This could have an impact to employers any time a current or former employee requests to see their employment file. Under the new law, the time and... more

February 17th, 2017 / by Mike Cooney

BOLI’s Quiet 180 on Overtime Law

A new Portland lawsuit filed in December triggered BOLI to reexamine its overtime guidelines in relation to daily and weekly overtime calculations for manufacturing employees.

Manufacturing is defined on the BOLI site as: “any place where machinery is used for ‘manufacturing purposes,’ which includes the process of making goods or any material produced by machinery; anything made from raw materials by machinery; and the production of articles for use from raw or prepared materials by giving such materials new forms, qualities, properties or combinations, by the use of machinery.”

There are two separate overtime statutes at play for manufacturing employers. One calls for overtime to be paid on any hours worked over 10 hours in a day. The other statute is the one that calls for overtime to be paid on any hours worked over 40 hours in a week. (Of course, there are exemptions and they can be found here.)

Traditionally... more

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