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Oregon Limits Settlement Agreement Terms Where Discrimination Alleged
Like Washington, Oregon now prohibits what used to be common terms in many employment dispute settlements. In particular, under a relatively new amendment to Oregon law, employers cannot insist that a nondisclosure, nondisparagement, confidentiality,...
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All Hair is Good Hair: An Update on the CROWN Act and State CROWN Acts
For years, American employers have enforced employee dress and grooming standards, some of which include standards on hairstyles. In the past, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated that “race” includes more than the co...
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OT for Ag(ricultural) Workers – Oregon, Washington, and California
Agricultural ("ag") workers on the West Coast must now be paid overtime. Oregon The Oregon legislature passed what some called the “most divisive” bill of the short 2022 legislative session, requiring agricultural farmworkers to be paid overtime....
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Considerations for Employers Contemplating a Voluntary or Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (February 2022 Update)
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. February 1, 2022 Update | Previous update published September 16, 2021 | Originally published December 31, 2020 (see below) Although litigation is still ongoing for some vaccine-relate...
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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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