New Year, New Employment Laws
It’s a new year and 2014 starts a new list of employment laws in Oregon. Some of these laws will affect day-to-day operations of many area businesses. Do not be left wondering which laws affect your business. Learn about the new laws before they go into affect on January 1, 2014.
Here are some of the changes you can expect:
- Leave Entitlements: According to the Oregon Family Leave Act, all qualifying businesses (25 employees or more) must offer job-protected leave to employees for themselves and the care of immediate family members. This includes a two-week bereavement leave and also covers those who are victim of domestic violence.
- Social Media Access: Employers are prohibited from requiring information regarding an employees social media habits, including screen name, sites used and passwords.
- Wage Payments: Wages are to be paid via direct deposit, unless the employee requests otherwise. Request must be made orally or in writing to the employer.
Protect yourself and your employees but being up-to-date and current with all Oregon employment laws.