FWW Employment Alert: Oregon and Washington Legislative Updates 2024


As we settle into 2024, now is a good time to take note of some recent changes to Oregon and Washington employment laws. As usual, there are a number of updates that will require revising handbooks and policies.

Below are the Oregon and Washington legislative updates covered in our alert.

Oregon Employment Law Legislative Updates:

  • Expanded Workplace Protections for Bias Crime Victims
  • Additional Rule Changes to Paid Leave Oregon
  • Protections for Employees Who Refuse to Do Hazardous Work
  • Extension of Workplace Civil Rights Protections to Participants in Certain On-the-Job Training Programs
  • Employers’ Obligation to Report Engagement or Reengagement of Independent Contractors for Child Support Enforcement Purposes
  • Reminder Regarding Minimum Wage Increases Coming July 1, 2024

Washington Employment Law Legislative Updates:

  • Washington State Updates Both the Duties Test and Salary Basis for Exempt Employees
  • Washington State Minimum Wage
  • Updates to Paid Family Medical Leave—Washington
  • Certain Construction Workers Special Rule for Pay-out of Paid Sick and Safe Time
  • Unemployment Expanded for Officers of Employee-Owned Cooperatives
  • Caution When Hiring and Testing for Cannabis Use
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