Oregon Layoff Notifications Bill Before Legislature

A new bill is before the Oregon legislature, which if enacted, would require Oregon employers to notify its employees of potential mass layoffs.   House Bill 2567 proposes that Oregon employers with 100 or more employees must provide 60 days’ notice to employees concerning potential closure of the business, relocations and/or mass layoff of 50 or more employees.  If Oregon companies fail to provide notice of a potential reduction of workforce, then employees could receive back pay and other relief, including up to $500 per day for each day during the period for which the employer failed to give such notice.  Certain exemptions would be available. 

 

 

2 comments on “Oregon Layoff Notifications Bill Before Legislature

  1. Phyllis Pegg says:

    I thought this was already law.

    • Amy Geerhart says:

      Great question. The federal WARN Act is substantially similar in its requirements. The Oregon bill requires more local notices for applicable mass layoffs or closures.

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