U.S. DOL Issues First Official Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 26, 2020On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first official guidance for employers and workers about the emergency paid-leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed into law on March 18, 202...
By Kathryn M. Hindman & Naomi D. Johnson
Gov. Brown Issues Executive Order "Stay Home, Save Lives"
March 23, 2020On March 23, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12 requiring increased restrictions for Oregonians, and requiring the immediate closure for a large swath of Oregon businesses (“Order”). The Order represents Orego...
By Benjamin P. O'Glasser & Jessica D. Osborne
Inspection of I-9 Forms During COVID-19
March 23, 2020U.S. Department of Homeland Security Temporarily Defers In-Person Inspection of Form I-9 Identity and Employment Authorization Documents for Employers and Workplaces that are Operating Completely Remotely
The U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...
By Naomi D. Johnson & J. Kent Pearson, Jr.
Oregon Employment Department Issues Temporary Rule in Response to COVID-19
March 23, 2020On Wednesday, the Oregon Employment Department (OED) issued a temporary rule related to Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in light of various actions by employers and employees in response to COVID-19 and the Governor’s declaration of a s...
By Kara Backus & Liani J. Reeves
BOLI Issues Two Temporary Orders to Support Employers In Response To COVID-19
March 20, 2020In an effort to provide additional support to Oregonians during the COVID-19 pandemic response, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued two temporary administrative orders (“Order”) that will have immediate impact on mo...
By Kathryn M. Hindman & Jessica D. Osborne
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary for Employers
March 19, 2020At a time when Oregon and Washington employers are bracing themselves for the evolving dynamics of COVID-19, on March 18, 2020, the President signed legislation meant to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Known as the Families...
By Kathryn M. Hindman
COVID-19 and Employee Benefits
March 17, 2020COVID-19 was not even a term until a few months ago. Now it is impacting every facet of our lives. Bullard Law is receiving myriad questions related to COVID-19 and every aspect of the employer/employee relationship including employee ...
By Jason W. Douthit
Employers Should Stock Up on COVID-19 Response Tools
March 6, 2020While there are many unknowns associated with the COVID-19 virus, employers should be using this time to take proactive steps to determine how they are going to respond.
By Kathryn M. Hindman & Liani J. Reeves
NLRB Passes Final Rule on Joint Employer Status
February 26, 2020Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its final rule that will guide those covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in determining whether a business is a “joint employer” of employees directly employed by a...
By Jessica E. Wilcox
Reminder: These Oregon Laws in Effect January 1
January 3, 20202020 is here, which means now is a great time to remind our readers of the Oregon employment-related laws passed during the 2019 legislative session that take effect in the new year.
Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy-Related Conditions
By Jessica D. Osborne