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Summer Reading Roundup: We Picked Some Interesting 2022 Compliance Reads for You to Take to the Beach

While the ReedGroup Compliance team has been hard at work preparing for our upcoming presentation at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) annual conference early next month, we’ve also collected a handful of interesting reads to keep you entertained this summer. Grab a beach towel and umbrella, head to the beach or pool, and dive … Continued

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Paid Family & Medical Leave Update: What Employers Need to Know in 2022

Like tulips and daffodils, this spring brought leave absence activity popping up across the country, plenty of which was related to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) programs. As a refresher, there are 10 states with established or upcoming PFML programs, including California, Colorado (benefits payable beginning in 2024), Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire (benefits payable beginning in 2023), New … Continued

Oregon state capitol building

Oregon Declares the End of the Public Health Emergency

As spring began to blossom in the Pacific Northwest, COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations began to decrease in Oregon. Prompted by the decline in COVID-19 numbers, Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, announced that she will rescind her statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration. Governor Brown’s Executive Order 21-36 originally extended the current declaration of a public health emergency … Continued

Downtown Oregon

Oregon Delays PFMLI Implementation

This one is for you Oregonians. As we explained last week in the Summertime State PFML Update, Oregon passed and enacted Oregon House Bill 3398 last month. This legislation delays the implementation of the Oregon PFMLI program and pushes back certain relevant deadlines. In this blog, we will delve into why this legislation is notable, … Continued

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Oregon Amends OFLA to Permit Leave to Care for Children During COVID-19 School Closures

On March 18, 2020, only weeks after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in Oregon, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued Temporary Administrative Order BLI 4-2020, expanding the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) to allow leave to be used during COVID-19 related school and daycare closures. Specifically, the order amends the definition … Continued

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Oregon Employers to Make Pregnancy-Related Workplace Accommodations By 2020

Oregon recently enacted the Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act, HB2341 (the “Act”), which provides rights and protections to applicants and employees who are pregnant and postpartum. The Act applies only to employers with 6 or more employees – the same coverage threshold as the state’s antidiscrimination provisions protecting disabled individuals. When the Act goes into … Continued

Whirlwind week brings Major Changes in our Leave Landscape

Supreme Court Rules: Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 states In the biggest news this week, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages AND recognize same-sex marriages licensed and performed out-of-state.  We’ve blogged about same-sex marriage laws quite … Continued