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FWW Employment Alert - OSHA Rule--Vaccination Mandates


With a recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers who employ 100 or more employees to mandate that employees either receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing. READ MORE

FWW Legal Alert: Reopening—The Pacific Northwest Removes Its Masks


We did it. Our communities in the Pacific Northwest have taken the steps to protect each other with vaccinations, distancing, masking, and a number of sacrifices along the way to reach the point where we are reopening and removing masks. READ MORE

FWW Alert: Summary of Oregon HB 2009 – Foreclosure Moratorium and Loan Deferral


On June 1, 2021, Governor Brown signed HB 2009, which extends payment and foreclosure relief to homeowners affected by the Covid-19 crisis. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - New IRS Guidance on American Rescue Plan Act Temporary COBRA Premium Subsidy


New IRS guidance on American Rescue Plan Act temporary COBRA premium subsidy—and deadline reminder for notices due May 31, 2021. READ MORE

FWW Legal Alert - Washington's New Mask Guidance


On May 21, 2021, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Washington Department of Health (DOH) updated the mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, following CDC guidance issued the prior week. READ MORE

FWW Legal Alert - Oregon's New Mask Guidance


On May 18, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) updated its mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, following CDC guidance issued the prior week. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - COVID-19 Vaccines and the Role of an Employer


With the distribution of vaccines increasing, many employees should have the opportunity to elect to be vaccinated and employers will need to navigate a number of issues arising out of the employee’s desire or refusal to be vaccinated. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - Updated Oregon Mask Guidance


On November 18, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority issued new, stricter Statewide Freeze Guidance on Masks, Face Coverings and Face Shields, following Governor Kate Brown’s issuance of a new Executive Order 20-65. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - Oregon OSHA Releases New COVID-19-Related Temporary Workplace Safety Rules with Upcoming Deadlines for All Employers


On November 5, Oregon OSHA finally published OAR 437-001-0744 Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks (the Rule) after months of various drafts, feedback from businesses, and revisions. The Rule will become effective November 16, 2020. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - New Oregon and Federal Guidance on Absences for COVID-19-Related School and Child Care Closures


As children are returning to school online, in person, a hybrid of both, or not at all, both the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the federal Department of Labor (DOL) have recently issued new guidance to employers. READ MORE



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