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Industry legal news, announcements from the Hershner Hunter team, and more.

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 Effective June 30, 2021, Oregon OSHA repealed the COVID-19 workplace rules that required most employers to mandate face coverings and physical distancing for employees and visitors.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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Oregon 2021 Legislative Update

Updated June 2, 2021 Click here to view a PDF of this article. May 28, 2021 was an important date in the Oregon Legislature – only bills that have been assigned to a committee and have had work sessions in both chambers by that date still have a chance of becoming law.  Here are the… Read more »

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New OHA Mask Guidance

Updated May 19, 2021 Click here to view a PDF of this article. Effective May 18, 2021, the State of Oregon issued interim guidance that gives most businesses, employers and faith institutions the option to relax their mask and social distancing requirements for vaccinated individuals. Under the new rules, if a business, employer or faith… Read more »

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Update

Updated April 26, 2021 Click here to view a PDF of this article. Last month we told you about two key components of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): (1) the extension and expansion of payroll tax credits for COVID-19 related paid leave, and (2) subsidies for COBRA health insurance premiums for eligible employees.   … Read more »

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Second Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Updated January 7, 2021 Click here to view a PDF of this article. The new federal stimulus bill signed into law at year-end includes a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans and some clarifications to the loan program.  The highlights are discussed below. Eligibility To be eligible for a second round PPP loan,… Read more »

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Gerry Gaydos and Don Churnside Join Hershner Hunter

Updated September 1, 2020 Click here to view a PDF of this article. Welcoming Gerry and Don! Hershner Hunter is proud to announce that longtime Eugene attorneys Gerry Gaydos and Don Churnside have joined the firm as Of Counsel. Since 1985, Gerry and Don have provided client-centered legal services to the business community in the… Read more »

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George Floyd and Racial Injustice

The killing of George Floyd by police officers —who have been charged with murder—has, once again, brought to the forefront feelings of anger, horror and disgust at the systemic racism and institutional injustice that exists on the local, state, and national levels in our country.  Change should begin now, and it must start with us. … Read more »

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Partners Amanda Walkup (left) and Todd Johnston display Hershner Hunter's BRING Certification badge

Hershner Hunter Takes Steps to Reduce Waste in Lane County

Updated November 8, 2019 Hershner Hunter has been awarded certification from BRING’s rethink Business program for taking steps to reduce waste and save resources. Since May 2019, Hershner Hunter has been working one-on-one with a sustainability management expert to assess opportunities and make on-the-ground changes throughout its operations. Through BRING’s rethink Business program, Hershner Hunter… Read more »

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