CDC Resuming Business Toolkit

The CDC has issued a Resuming Business Toolkit to assist businesses with re-opening: Resuming-Business-Toolkit There is a lot of other helpful information for businesses here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/office-buildings.html General guidance for Oregon employers can be found here: OR General Guidance Finally, the US Chamber of Commerce has published guidance on keeping employees calm during the Pandemic: https://www.uschamber.com/co/run/human-resources/keeping-employees-calm-during-coronavirus-pandemic  … Continue reading CDC Resuming Business Toolkit

Title VII Prohibits Discrimination against Gay and Transgender Employees

This morning, the Supreme Court held that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII. As explained by the Court: The statute’s message for our cases is equally simple and momentous: An individual’s homosexuality or transgender status is not relevant to employment decisions. That’s because it is impossible… Continue reading Title VII Prohibits Discrimination against Gay and Transgender Employees

More WA Re-opening Information

Yesterday’s post about employee training in Washington did not include some additional helpful for Washington employers:  Governor Inslee’s reopening guidance for businesses and workers: https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance-businesses-and-workers Washington’s Safe Start plans and guidance for re-opening: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start

Washington Employee Training

On May 26, 2020, L&I adopted an emergency rule: WAC 296-800-14035 – 2019 Novel coronavirus prohibited business activities and compliance with conditions for operations. Under the emergency rule: Employers must not allow employees to perform work where a business activity is prohibited by an emergency proclamation. Employers must comply with all conditions for operation required by… Continue reading Washington Employee Training

Oregon Phase 2 Guidance Released

The Governor has issued guidance for counties entering Phase 2 of reopening and expanded the businesses/activities that can reopen to include zoos, gardens, and museums. In addition, professional and collegiate sports teams can return to training in their facilities with physical distancing and health and safety measures in place. Information from OHA on phase two is… Continue reading Oregon Phase 2 Guidance Released