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April and May Showered Employers with Legal Developments Locally and Nationwide
April and early May have been busy times for employment practitioners. From noncompete bans to agencies issuing new gender discrimination guidance, the spring “showers” of laws and regulations and court decisions discussed below will have employers “...
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Washington Raises Its Minimum Wage to $16.28 per Hour in 2024, Cities Minimum Wage Rates Even Higher; Exempt Salary Requirements Higher
Per state statute, Washington’s minimum wage increases each year as a function of increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). Effective January 1, 2024, Washington’s Minimum Wage will increase to $16.28 per hour—up from 2023’s rate of $15.74. Like...
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White Collar Salaries May Heat up as the Weather Cools Down—Department of Labor Issues Notice of Rulemaking Aimed At Raising Salary Thresholds
On August 30, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rulemaking aimed at extending overtime protections by raising the minimum salary threshold for “white-collar” exemptions to $1,059 per week (or $55,068 per year). White collar salaried employees...
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Paid Leave Oregon Benefits Begin September 3; Employees Can Start Applying NOW!
As of today, there has been no announcement of any delay in rolling out Paid Leave Oregon (PLO) so it is currently anticipated that paid leave benefits will begin September 3, 2023, as originally planned. See our prior alert: Employee Paid Leave Bene...
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Minimum Wage and Payroll Tax Changes Effective July 1, 2023, in Oregon and Washington
Oregon Minimum Wage Increases Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently announced the precise annual increase to Oregon’s minimum wage rates, which will go into effect on July 1, 2023. Oregon’s minimum wage rates will increase as follow...
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SECURE 2.0 Act Impacts Employer Retirement Plans
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law, which included the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”). SECURE 2.0, which contains over 90 provisions and builds upon the Setting Every Community Up fo...
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