Month: February 2012

At-Will Employment

The common law rule regarding the employer-employee relationship allows the termination of the relationship by either party, without notice and without cause. Oregon courts have long followed this general rule of “at-will” employment. This means that generally, in the absence of a contract or statute to the contrary, Oregon employers may discharge an employee at …

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Can an employee also be a volunteer at our organization?

In order for an employee to qualify as a volunteer, these four criteria must be met:. The work must be at the employee´s initiative. The work must be outside normal or regular work hours. The employee must be performing a religious, charitable or other community service without contemplation of payment. The employee must be performing …

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Can an employer give ‘comp time’ in place of overtime pay?

Only government agencies are permitted to offer compensatory time in lieu of overtime. If you are a private sector employer, you must pay overtime when an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek. (If your employee works 45 hours during one workweek, you could choose to schedule the employee for 35 hours during the …

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