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FWW Employment Alert - Updated Oregon Mask Guidance

11/18/2020

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

11/13/2020

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

9/23/2020

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

9/18/2020

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

7/31/2020

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 Alert - PPP Loan Forgiveness Period Extended and Restrictions Eased

6/4/2020

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

Oregon Reopening - Guidelines for Financial Institutions

5/15/2020

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

5/13/2020

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

FWW Employment Alert - Pivoting to Reopen--Critical Planning for the New Normal in the Workplace

5/7/2020

While employers spent the past two months responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders that resulted in closing, curtailing, revamping businesses everywhere, we are now required to pivot and plan to reopen. READ MORE

CDC Guidance Alert for Credit Unions

4/22/2020

Credit Unions continue to face the challenge of providing critical financial services while creating and maintaining a safe workplace for their employees. With the layers of guidance from federal, state, and local governments, this has been no easy feat. READ MORE

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