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Avoid Disaster With Your Single-Member LLC

Updated July 17, 2023 A business can become paralyzed when the single member of a member-managed LLC becomes incapacitated or dies. In these troubled economic times, even a short paralysis may cause a business to collapse. This problem may be avoidable by (1) organizing a single-member LLC as manager-managed and (2) drafting an operating agreement… Read more »

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Oregon 2023 Employment Update: What You Need to Know

Updated January 12, 2023 Employment Law Updates Summarized below are newly effective laws and important reminders for Oregon employers.  Employers should review their current policies, practices and procedures to ensure they are aligned with these changes. OFLA You might recall that the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) expanded in a few important respects at the beginning of… Read more »

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Legal Updates and Resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hershner Hunter is committed to providing up-to-date guidance and legal resources to our clients during this time. Most Recent Archive of Legal Updates Labor and Employment Employee Benefits Foreclosures/Evictions Real Estate/Leasing SBA FINANCING Healthcare Providers Business Interruption

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OFLA 2022 Update

Updated January 1, 2022 On January 1, 2022, the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) expanded in a few important respects, which are summarized below.  Employers should review their current policies, practices, and procedures to ensure they are aligned with these changes. Eligibility for Employees Rehired or Reinstated After Furlough or Separation Before January 1, OFLA… Read more »

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OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Update

Updated December 17, 2021 Late Friday, December 17, 2021 the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a court-ordered pause of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which implements “vaccinate or test” requirements for private employers with 100 or more employees (see our earlier post about the ETS’s… Read more »

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Recent COVID-19 Related OSHA Mandate

Updated November 9, 2021 On November 4, 2021, Federal OSHA released the long-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating all employers with 100 or more employees to either require their workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022, or participate in weekly testing.  Then, on November 7, 2021, the US Court of Appeals… Read more »

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OHA Issues Replacement Rule About Healthcare Employee Vaccinations

Updated August 26, 2021 Earlier this month we notified you of an Oregon Health Authority temporary rule that requires healthcare employees to be either fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. Yesterday the OHA issued a replacement rule that supersedes the initial version. While the new rule is similar to the prior version in certain respects,… Read more »

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Vaccines & Heat/Fire Rules

Updated July 28, 2021 Mandating Vaccinations in the Workplace The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued an opinion stating that employers may mandate that employees receive vaccinations approved under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) statute, subject to whatever rights for accommodation the employee may have under other federal or state laws, such as federal and… Read more »

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OSHA COVID Rule Change

Updated June 30, 2021 Click here to view a PDF of this article. Effective June 30, 2021, Oregon OSHA repealed the COVID-19 workplace rules that required most employers to mandate face coverings and physical distancing for employees and visitors.  The rule change followed Governor Brown’s Executive Order that lifted most of the state’s remaining COVID-19… Read more »

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Oregon 2021 Legislative Session SB 483 and HB 2818

Updated June 28, 2021 Click here to view a PDF of this article. Oregon’s 2021 Legislative Session has ended.  We’ll do a full recap of the key employment-related bills that became law soon, but we wanted to update you now about two new laws that are already in effect and could have an immediate impact… Read more »

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