Oregon Legislative Update July 2009


The national drive toward improved health care coverage and education coupled with Oregon's beleaguered economy provided most of the legislative thunder for the state's 2009 session. While employment law issues were not completely absent, much of that legislation centered on creating jobs in a state where the unemployment rate is second only to Michigan's.

There are, however, a few new employment-related laws or changes to existing laws. Employers whose employees are affected by these laws, all of which take effect on January 1, 2010 unless otherwise noted, should review and revise their policies and handbooks as needed....

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