Oregon Indoor Mask Requirement
Oregon will reinstate the requirement to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces, effective tomorrow, August 13, 2021. At this time, there is no stated date or criteria for lifting the
Oregon Legislative Update
The 2021 Oregon Legislative session has come to a close and there are a few items that require action by Human Resources in specific industries, for specific professions, or
Changes to Masks and Distancing Requirements
This past week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated
American Rescue Plan
There are several components that every employer needs to be aware of and a brief overview is provided below. Please call us for additional information and to discuss your specific situation.
Sunset of FFCRA Leaves
Last year federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) which required a majority of employers to provide emergency paid sick and/or family and medical leave benefits
OR OSHA Grace Period
As many of you know Oregon OSHA recently adopted Temporary COVID-19 Rules with a series of deadlines for every employer in Oregon. These grace periods will apply differently depending on your organization's
WA New Safe Start Restrictions
Washington’s Governor, Jay Inslee, has announced new rules which are effective Monday, Nov. 16th at midnight (12:01 am Tuesday), except for where noted as in the case of restaurants (see specifics below). If
OR Two Week Freeze
Today, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown announced a Statewide 2 Week Freeze. The freeze will begin on November 18th and is scheduled to end on December 2, 2019. The Two-Week Freeze measures include:
OR OSHA Compliance Changes
On October 23, 2020 Oregon OSHA issued draft temporary rules related to COVID-19. This draft includes multiple compliance dates throughout November and December 2020.
California Family Rights Act
Senate Bill 1383, which repeals and replaces the text of the CFRA and repeals the NPLA, was recently signed by Governor Newsom and is set to take effect on January 1, 2021. Notable changes to existing CFRA provisions
Independent Contractor or Not?
The Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the intention of providing clarity in the standards used to determine the status of an individual as either an
COVID-19, Face Coverings
Mask on, mask off, mask required…maybe it’s not. This could be a new Dr. Seuss book. Wondering what to do? We want to reinforce that there are good sources of information about what to do. At times, and with face
FFCRA Quick Reference
For most of our readers it has been a month or more since we began the daily job of consuming large amounts of information, planning for and making changes, and doing our best to answers questions. There seems to
COVID-19 Presumptive Positive
This is hard stuff. While we don’t want to cause panic amongst our employees, we also have the responsibility to provide a safe work environment. Now how do you do
COVID-19 DOL Guidance
Today’s updates are brief. We have posted an updated slide presentation based on the Department of Labor Guidance . Please don’t forget employee notices will need to be provided by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
COVID-19 How Can We Help?
HR Answers has been in full swing reading and producing information and answering phone calls and emails. The pace of change related to the COVID-19 pandemic is rapid. We want to assure all of you that we will