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Employees Catch a (Meal) Break from the Oregon Supreme Court

On April 23, 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals in which employers were held to a standard of “strict liability” for failing to ensure that non-exempt employees take their full 30-minute meal breaks.

Oregon Enacts First-of-Its-Kind Comprehensive State Scheduling Law

Food service, hospitality and retail industry employers operating in Oregon with at least 500 employees will soon be required to comply with a new law that regulates how they are to schedule employees' work hours. The signing of this law on August 8 by Governor Kate Brown makes Oregon the first state to regulate such practices. Similar laws have been enacted at the local level in New York City, San Francisco and Seattle.

Final Regulations Clarify Some Provisions of the Oregon Sick Leave Law

Anticipation of the January 1, 2016, effective date, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has published administrative rules to implement the Oregon Sick Leave Law.

Oregon Legislature Mandates Sick Leave for All Employees

On June 12, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state in the country to pass a statewide mandatory sick leave bill. Provided it is signed by Governor Kate Brown (which is virtually certain), the new law will require all Oregon employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of legally protected sick time each year beginning January 1, 2016.
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