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School's Out For...A While: Flexible Work Arrangements in the Era of Ongoing School Closures
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, it is becoming clear that many students will not return to full-time, in-person learning in a classroom environment, at least not initially. Tha...
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Oregon OSHA Adopts Significant COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Rules
Oregon has become the third state in the nation to enact a workplace safety and health standard specifically addressing the coronavirus. Many provisions of the new Oregon OSHA rule take effect November 16, 2020. While some of the more onerous provisi...
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Considerations for Employers Contemplating a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Now that the vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19") is being rolled out, and various politicians and dignitaries are being vaccinated publicly, everyone seems to be asking the same question: can employers require their employees to be vacc...
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The American Rescue Plan Act—Key Takeaways for Employers
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the much-anticipated American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. While there are a wide range of impacts from this massive and intricate p...
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Vaccines Open Up in Washington for Construction Workers
The big news from Governor Inslee’s March 18th news conference is that workers in congregate settings (restaurants, manufacturing, and construction) will now be eligible for vaccines. See Governor Inslee’s announcement. In addition to construction w...
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Oregon Governor Issues Executive Order Related to Foreclosure Moratorium
On December 17, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order related to Oregon’s foreclosure moratorium (HB 4204). Under Executive Order 20-67 (EO 20-67), Governor Brown determined that a state of emergency continues to exists in the State of...
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