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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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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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Employee Noncompete Agreements Have Uncertain Future after Executive Order
For a printable PDF copy of this article, please click here. Federal government to consider supplanting state law with nationwide ban or limits on noncompetes. President Biden signed an executive order today encouraging the Federal Trade Commission...
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Are Third Parties Excused From Liability for Aiding and Abetting Unlawful Employment Practices? Don't (A)bet on It . . .
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. On May 5, 2021, the Oregon Court of Appeals determined that "any person"—not just employers or employees—can be subject to liability for aiding and abetting an unlawful employment pract...
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Promises Made During the Hiring Process Can Expose Employers to Liability
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. In a competitive job market, it may be tempting to say—or pay—anything to attract top talent. But employers should take care to ensure that what they tell applicants during the recruiti...
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