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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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Environmental Groups Push for New Rules Restricting Emissions From Indirect Sources
Environmental activist groups recently petitioned the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (the “EQC”) to enact far-reaching rules that would regulate air emissions from so-called indirect sources in cities and metropolitan districts with populati...
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Washington Employees Can Waive Their Meal Breaks
This article was originally published as one of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's News You Can Use e-flashes, our occasional e-mail newsletter focusing on the latest developments in employment law and labor relations. From The Ground Up editor Ge...
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Environmental Groups Seek to Kill "Zombie Permits"
Environmental groups recently sued the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) over its alleged failure to renew permits in a timely manner. Most permits issued by DEQ under the Clean Water Act have an initial term of five years. According...
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Chapter 2: Ending “Drive-By” Lawsuits Under the ADA
We wrote about the plans to amend the Americans With Disabilities Act on January 31, 2017, to deal with so-called drive-by lawsuits claiming that there are illegal physical barriers to access. Now we have the language in the proposed bill, HR 620. Th...
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Ending “Drive-By” Lawsuits Under the ADA
Businesses are required to comply with the obligations under Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)—there cannot be discrimination on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, or accom...
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