Category Archives: Oregon

FEDERAL LEGISLATION: COVID-19 Related FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Requirements (as of March 19, 2020)

On March 18, 2020,¬† the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) (the Act) was signed into law. This article discusses the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Paid Sick Leave provisions related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Due to the immense effect this Act may have on small businesses, I have provided a thorough review of relevant questions. APPLICABILITY: When do the COVID-19 related FMLA and Paid Sick Leave provisions take effect? Within 15 days of enactment, … Continue reading

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Employment Legislation – State of Oregon

An ongoing list of enacted Oregon State legislation related to employment issues. (as of March 23, 2020) On March 23, 2020, Governor Brown issued¬†Oregon Governors Order 03.23.20 significantly tightening social distancing guidelines. The new guidelines provide the following restrictions related to businesses or employment:   It closes and prohibits shopping at specific categories of retail businesses, for which close personal contact is difficult to avoid, such as arcades, barber shops, hair salons, gyms and fitness studios, skating rinks, theaters, and … Continue reading

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