November 13, 2020
Employment Alert: 
Oregon OSHA Releases New COVID-19-Related Temporary
Workplace Safety Rules with Upcoming Deadlines for All Employers
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. This regulation now sets out in detail how Oregon employers can ensure that they are meeting their obligation to provide a safe workplace to their employees during this pandemic. The regulation is over 20 pages and comes with a 50+ page appendix. The Rule will become effective on November 16, 2020. We outline the key terms and steps in the document linked below.

While the Rule requires employers to quickly take on additional work and deadlines, the goal is to ensure a safe workplace for everyone, and the attention to detail at each stage could make a difference for many employees. Over the next two months, it will be critical to develop a team and deadlines to comply with the Rule. Our attorneys are available to help apply the Rule's requirements to your business and to ensure compliance.

Kelly Tilden  focuses her practice in the areas of employment law, business, and litigation. She advises clients regarding the hiring, discipline and termination of employees, compliance with state and federal civil rights, wage and hour laws, and leave laws. Kelly offers practical guidance and experienced-based insight to help employers confidently apply state and federal regulations. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2021 for Employment Law - Management.

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Kim McGair's practice emphasizes a wide range of litigation matters including employment, commercial litigation, commercial collections, personal injury defense, and real estate litigation. She is an advocate for her clients and provides them with sensible advice and strong representation to protect their interests and help them achieve their objectives as efficiently as possible. Kim was selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2021 for Commercial Litigation and to the Oregon Super Lawyers list 2019-2020 for Commercial Litigation.

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Trish Walsh focuses her practice in the areas of litigation and employment law, protecting clients' interests inside and outside the courtroom. In her employment practice, Trish drafts, audits and updates policy handbooks and provides advice on employment issues under Oregon, Washington and federal laws.

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