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New Oregon Laws Impacting Employers in 2021
The Oregon Legislature passed a number of bills this session that may affect employers, including new restricting noncompetition agreements, expanding employment and school district discrimination definitions related to hairstyles and dress codes, an...
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How HOT Is Too HOT? Oregon OSHA’s New High and Extreme Heat Rule
For a printable PDF copy of this article, please click here. During Oregon’s extreme heat wave in June, an agricultural worker in Marion County tragically passed away as a result of heat illness. In response, Oregon OSHA adopted a temporary emergenc...
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NLRB General Counsel Declares That College Athletes Are Employees
On September 29, 2021, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (the “GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued General Counsel Memorandum 21-08 (“GC Memo”) announcing that scholarship athletes at private universities playing football in the...
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Washington’s New Statutory Wage Lien: The Next Pressure Tactic Against WA Employers
As we look ahead to 2022, it’s time to remind Washington employers that the Washington Wage Recovery Act (the “Act”) becomes effective January 1, 2022. Under the Act, employees can attach a lien (i.e., a legal hold) on certain property for allegedly...
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2022 Washington Compensation Requirements, Changes in the PFML Premiums and Benefits, and the New WA Cares Act Premiums
2022 Washington Compensation Requirements for Minimum Wage, Exemptions, and Noncompetition Agreements Each year, the Washington State minimum wage, white-collar exemption minimum salary level, and minimum earnings thresholds to enforce noncompetitio...
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California Governor Newsom Brings Back COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
On January 25, 2022, California Governor Newsom announced that key legislators had agreed on a framework to again require that employers provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. That announcement came to fruition this week when Governor Newsom...
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