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EEOC Says Employers Can Require COVID-19 Testing

USA - April 27 2020 The EEOC has issued welcome guidance for employers who are seeking to take all steps necessary to eradicate the virus from their facilities. This…

Christine Thelen.

Oregon expands access to unemployment benefits

USA - March 25 2020 The Oregon Employment Department’s (OED) new rules provide expanded unemployment benefits to individuals unable to work because of the COVID‑19 public…

Christine Thelen.

Covid-19 update for Oregon employers: BOLI issues an emergency regulation to provide OFLA leave for employees who must provide care to children whose schools or care providers have closed due to Public Health emergency orders

USA - March 23 2020 On March 18, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued an emergency regulation amending the “sick child” leave provisions of the Oregon…

COVID-19 Second Relief Package: President Signs Scaled Back Law

USA - March 19 2020 On March 18, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The signed bill scaled back the version of the law that passed…

Lewis M. Horowitz, Priya B. Vivian.

Oregon Employers Required to Update Anti-Discrimination Policies and Agreements After Legislature Tilts the Playing Field for Employees

USA - July 8 2019 On June 11, the Oregon Governor signed legislation (SB 726) that drastically expands employment protections related to discrimination, harassment…

Christine Thelen.