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  • I​MPORTANT REMINDER

    Employers are required to provide written notice to each employee about the state and federal earned income tax credits (EITC). State law requires employers to send the notice annually by regular or email along with the employee’s federal form W-2. 

    For more information, click HERE.
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New Laws Updates on our Employer Seminars

Oregon Labor and Industries stands ready to help employers of all sizes navigate sever​al new legislative requirements. Some of the most significant new laws include:

Pregnancy accommodations 

Employers with six or more employees must make reasonable accommodations for conditions arising out of pregnancy. These accommodations could include modification of equipment, more frequent or longer break periods, modification of schedules or assignments and other needs. Information and required notice template available HERE.

Expression of breast milk

Employers of all sizes – not just those with 25 or more employees – must now provide employees with reasonable time to express breast milk, at least until their child reaches 18 months of age. Employers may no longer require that an employee add this time to an existing break. Time spent expressing breast milk remains unpaid, but only employers with 10 or fewer employees may claim an undue hardship. Details available HERE.

Workplace Fairness​

The Workplace Fairness Act represents the first significant update to the state’s sexual harassment laws since the #MeToo era, but the changes extend well beyond harassment. Oregon’s new law limits nondisclosure agreements and extends the statute of limitations for most employment-based civil rights complaints from one year to five. Employers must also create or update their harassment policies by October 2020. Oregon Labor and Industries will finalize its model policy no later than July, so stay tuned for a sample template. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  
The newly updated schedule is here!

Click HERE to register for any of our January - June 2020 Seminars 

Of course, our Technical Assistance trainers can also tailor any of our offerings in an onsite training seminar just for your business.  Click HERE for more details!

Poster Revisions


Effective July 1, 2019, all Oregon employers must post the updated Oregon Minimum Wage poster.  The poster, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 may be downloaded HERE. 
 
Looking for an affordable composite poster?  Technical Assistance has just what you need - order online HERE. 

Employer Handbooks

We offer a variety of handbooks on employment law topics including civil rights law, family leave laws, legal hiring practices, wage and hour law as well as documentation, discipline and discharge.
  
Information on all our publications can be found HERE​.