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FWW Employment Alert: The Impact of Congress Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

3/3/2022

Recently, Congress passed a bill targeted at ending mandatory arbitration for sexual assault or sexual harassment claims. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert: Oregon and Washington Legislative Updates for January 2022

1/27/2022

As we start 2022 (and, unfortunately, slog into our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic), employers will want to take note of several recent significant changes to Oregon and Washington employment laws. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert: Best Practices for Larger Employers Awaiting U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

1/5/2022

Under the federal OSHA emergency temporary standard, businesses with 100 or more employees must ensure employees are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly and continuing to mask. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert: New Year...New Rules—Summary of Federal and State Rules and Guidance Related to COVID-19

1/4/2022

While the newest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is less virulent, it is highly transmissible and federal and state agencies have taken steps to implement new rules to address both of these factors. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - OSHA Rule--Vaccination Mandates

9/13/2021

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

7/2/2021

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

5/27/2021

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

5/26/2021

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

5/20/2021

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

3/15/2021

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

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