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New Oregon “Stay in Place” Order Permits Construction Industry Work Under Distancing Policies
On Monday, March 23rd, Governor Kate Brown issued a new executive order for the state, further limiting personal interactions. It appears that construction industry businesses are not subject to the order so long as the business designates “an employ...
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Federal Government Requires Additional 80 Hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Many Absences Arising From COVID-19
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Enacted Date: March 18, 2020 | Effective Date: April 1, 2020* The recently enacted federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act) require...
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Federal Government Requires Paid Child Care Leave Under FMLA and Provides Payroll Tax Credits
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Enacted Date: March 18, 2020 | Effective Date: April 1, 2020* On March 18, 2020, the federal government enacted landmark legislation providing paid sick leave and additional FMLA prote...
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Unemployment Insurance Benefits During COVID-19 Outbreak
Enacted Date: March 18, 2020 | Effective Date: April 1, 2020* The U.S. House of Representatives passed an emergency-relief package on March 16, 2020, to address the widespread effects of COVID-19—also known as novel coronavirus—and soften the econom...
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Navigating Leave Landscape Changes in the Era of COVID-19
Enacted Date: March 18, 2020 | Effective Date: April 1, 2020* On March 18, 2020, the federal government enacted landmark legislation providing paid sick leave and additional FMLA protection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, whic...
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How the USPTO is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak
There is seemingly no aspect of our lives untouched by the coronavirus outbreak and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is no exception. While the examination of trademark and patent applications seems to be proceeding relatively no...
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