Oregon’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: An Overview

Oregon’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: An Overview

The State of Oregon recently passed a new law requiring employers to provide protected sick time to all employees which goes into effect as of January 1, 2016. This new law effects both employers with 10 or more employees and employers with fewer than 10 employees differently so it is important to be aware of the law. Below are key highlights of the new law: • Overall: Employers that have employees working anywhere in Oregon must implement a sick leave policy that will allow an employee to earn and use up to 40 hours of sick time per year. Sick time is protected and employers must not retaliate or discriminate against an employee who inquires about, requests, or uses protected time. • Definition of Employee: For the law, the definition of employee is any individual who renders personal services at a fixed rate to an employer if the employer pays or agrees to pay for personal services or permits the individual to perform personal services. Therefore, employees can be full time or part time and receive sick leave. Employees include, but are not limited to: o An individual who is paid on a piece-rate basis or basis of the number of operations accomplished or quantity produced or handled; o Individuals who are paid hourly, salary, or commission based; o Individuals for whom withholding is required; o Home care workers. Employees do not include: o An employee who receives paid sick time under federal law; o Independent contractor; o A participant in a work training program administered under a state or federal assistance program; o Participant in a work-study program...

Best Practices Healthcare Webinar: Meaningful Use – The Insanity Continues

The government is making significant changes to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program this year. To capture the bonus payment – and avoid the penalties being imposed, it pays to recognize the new criteria to successfully perform “meaningful use” in 2015. Speaker Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, will review the changes to both Stage One and Stage Two, ensuring that you’ll be ready to successfully attest. Join us for the complimentary webinar to: • Determine the changes that the government confirmed for 2015 • Recognize the implications of the changes, and how to gear up for those changes today • Understand the repercussions of not participating based on future penalties that will be applied Gain knowledge about the new meaningful use criteria in this dynamic and informative webinar – and learn the answers to questions that you might not have even thought to ask. Elizabeth Woodcock is a professional speaker, trainer and author specializing in medical practice management. Author of 12 best-selling practice management books, she is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, Elizabeth holds an MBA in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of...