The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently made a surprising change in its interpretation of the daily and weekly overtime requirements for manufacturers. Employers may be able to obtain a waiver from complying with this new interpretation. BOLI will consider waivers of the daily overtime requirement, renewable on an annual basis, provided a manufacturer is able to demonstrate that (1) it has established regular work shifts in excess of 10 hours per day with the agreement of its employees; (2) the work schedule has not adversely affected the health and safety of the workers; (3) the workers receive rest and meal periods as required by law; and (4) the employer makes reasonable accommodations for employees who are unable to work over 10 hours in a day because of a health issue or physical disability. A copy of the waiver application is available for employers.
San Diego City Council members voted on February 8 to place a sick pay and minimum wage ordinance on the June 7 ballot.
An increase in the number of scams involving false unemployment benefits claims are emerging in Nevada and across the country. Third parties are filing claims for unemployment insurance benefits using the names and personal information of employees who have not lost their jobs. They are often using accurate personal information, including Social Security numbers.
On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-3 in an effort to clarify the tip pooling amendments in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).