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Oregon Releases Q and As on Employee Work Schedules and Manufacturing Employees

Q&As Provide Guidance on New Laws

Oregon has released Q&As on employee work schedules and manufacturing employees.

Employee Work Schedules

A new state law establishes work scheduling standards for certain employers in retail, hospitality, or food services industries that have at least 500 employees worldwide. Many of the law's provisions become operative on July 1, 2018.

A new set of Q&As provides guidance on the new law. Among other things, the Q&As address which employers and employees are covered, the law's general requirements, and changes to the schedule. Click here to read the Q&As.

Manufacturing Employees

A separate law in Oregon (among other things) revises overtime calculation and maximum hour provisions for certain eligible workers employed in mills, factories, or manufacturing establishments. The provisions regarding new maximum hours become operative on January 1, 2018, and the provisions regarding new overtime calculations are currently in effect.

A new set of Q&As provides guidance on daily overtime and maximum hour restrictions in manufacturing establishments, including details on (among other things) the payment of overtime, exempt status, and examples. Click here to read the Q&As.

Employers with questions as to either law's impact on workplace policies and practices should contact a knowledgeable employment law attorney.


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