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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

FWW Employment Alert - Key Provisions of Oregon Workplace Fairness Act Go Into Effect October 1, 2020


The deadline for employers to implement the requirements of the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act ("Act") is quickly approaching and they go into effect October 1, 2020. READ MORE

FWW EMPLOYMENT ALERT - IRS Issues Guidance for Employers Reporting Emergency Paid Leave Wages


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance for employers addressing the reporting of qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). READ MORE

FWW Special Alert: Oregon Legislative Passes Foreclosure Moratorium and Loan Deferral Bill


In a whirlwind legislative session that lasted three days, the Oregon Legislature enacted a bill on June 26, 2020 designed to give relief to homeowners and landlords hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis. READ MORE

FWW Alert - PPP Loan Forgiveness Period Extended and Restrictions Eased


Late on Wednesday, June 3rd, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act ("PPFA"). READ MORE

Oregon Reopening - Guidelines for Financial Institutions


On May 7, 2020, Governor Brown issued Reopening Oregon, her first detailed plan on restarting public life and business. The plan calls for minor statewide changes to begin on May 15th and sets out a plan for reopening by county. READ MORE

FWW Alert - SBA and Treasury Provide Safe Harbor on Good Faith Certification for PPP Loans


On May 13th, the SBA and Treasury released a new FAQ #46 on PPP loans that will provide significant comfort to borrowers of smaller loans. READ MORE



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