For 30 years, Chris has focused on complex litigation including the defense of class actions and collective actions. Chris has extensive experience in wage and hour cases, general employment cases, and unfair competition cases. Chris emphasizes a practical, business-oriented approach to resolving legal issues, both in court and out of court. He has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. Chris practices on both the trial court and appellate court level.
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Oregon Court of Appeals Requires Employers to Pay Wages for Hourly Employees’ Failure to Take Full 30-Minute Meal Periods
On November 14, 2019, the Oregon Court of Appeals in Maza v. Waterford Operations, LLC, 300 Or. App. 471 (2019), addressed the question of whether an employer can be found strictly liable under Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 839-020-0050(2) when an hourly employee takes less than the entire duty-free, 30-minute lunch break to which the employee is otherwise entitled, regardless of the circumstances.