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August 7, 2023

2023 Oregon Legislative Update – Temporary Partial Disability 4 Hour Minimum Eliminated

Senate Bill 418 was passed into law during the 2023 legislative session and signed by the Governor on June 1, 2023.  The Bill amends ORS 656.210(4) to eliminate the minimum 4-hour period of missed work for medical appointments related to a compensable injury before a…

September 30, 2022

Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Overturned

Georgia v. President of the United States, No. 21-14269, 2022 WL 3703822 (11th Cir. Aug. 26, 2022) In August 2022, an Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was published.  This case represents a shift in federal authority regulating workers’ rights…

February 1, 2022

Oregon OSHA Proposes Permanent Wildfire Smoke Rules – Public Hearings Scheduled

Oregon OSHA adopted temporary rules related to exposure of Oregon workers to wildfire smoke on August 3, 2021.  The rules required employers to monitor the air quality to which their workers might be exposed and to take certain steps if the Air Quality Index (AQI)…