Jeff Burgess and Karlee Rodriguez will examine some common wage and hour questions and offer practical solutions. Navigating wage and hour law is fraught with risk. This session will cover issues that Oregon employers frequently struggle with: rest and meal periods, compensable work time (on-call pay, travel time, meeting and training time and preparatory/concluding activities), agricultural overtime changes, payroll deductions plus final paycheck issues.
In addition, Jessica Sandrock will be providing a brief overview of the new agricultural overtime law, exemptions to the law, summarizing frequently asked questions regarding the law, and sharing resources available to agricultural employers.
Join us for a lively, fast-paced conversation!
Jeff Burgess Employer Assistance, BOLI
Jeff received his undergraduate degrees in Business Economics and Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he was a Scottish Rite scholar. He went on to law school at the University of Mississippi and practiced law in California and Colorado for 15 years, focusing on litigation. He joined the Bureau of Labor and Industries in 2002 where he was an agency prosecutor for 7 years, taking civil rights and wage and hour cases to administrative hearing. In 2009 he joined the Employer Assistance Program where he teaches seminars, edits handbooks and answers inquiries about employment law for business owners, managers, human resources professionals and attorneys. Jeff lives in McMinnville with his wife Tiffany and various critters.
Karlee Rodriguez Employer Assistance, BOLI
Karlee Rodriguez is a Training, Development and Apprenticeship Specialist with the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. She works in a dual role with the Employer Assistance Program and the Apprenticeship & Training Division.
Recently, she has been working closely with industry leaders, curriculum providers and the Oregon Health Authority on developing a Surgical Tech Apprenticeship Program in rural Oregon. She is also an advocate for hiring minors in the workplace and works closely with industry leaders on ways that Youth Apprenticeship can help create a skilled workforce. She is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Public Health and currently resides in eastern Oregon where she is able to meet with individuals, employers and organizations to discuss employment law best practices and apprenticeship exploration. In her free time, she likes to run, read and hike with her husband and dog Lola.
Jessica Sandrock Wage and Hour Division, BOLI
Jess is the Training and Development Specialist for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Agricultural Compliance and Education (ACE) Unit. Her work focuses on providing outreach and serving as an educational resource for agricultural employers statewide. Jess has served the agriculture industry for over 20 years as an educator and administrator at Chemeketa Community College and Oregon State University. You can contact Jess by phone: 971-259-0096, or email: email@example.com. You can also send any agriculture related wage and hour question to the ACE Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.