Are You Ready to Ride the Wave? The Wave to Oregon’s Retirement Savings Program, that is.

Oregon has become the first state to roll out an automatic, state sponsored retirement program. Other states are still in the planning phases but are sure to soon follow. Officially titled the Oregon Retirement Savings Program, but more commonly referred to as OregonSaves, the Program creates an automatic individual retirement account (auto-IRA) through which deductions…

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;…

New Overtime Rule Blocked

A federal judge in Texas blocked the new overtime rules that were to go into effect Thursday, December 1, 2017. The new law, spearheaded by Obama in an effort to raise wages, would have extended mandatory overtime to 4 million employees. (Red Zone HR wrote about the changes here.) With the injunction issued late last…

Exempt or Non-Exempt? That is the question

The Department of Labor released their much-anticipated changes to the FLSA overtime exemption rules last month. If you didn’t catch the changes that are coming, then here are the basics of what managers need to know now. What’s changing and when? This latest change updates the minimum salary level required for exemption from $23,660 annually…