In the first episode of our new Oregon Employment Law podcast series, Paul Cirner and Florence Mao discuss recent changes to the Oregon Health Authority’s temporary rule mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for employees in healthcare settings. The rule now includes an updated effective date and documentation requirements for medical or religious exceptions. The speakers also address the interplay between the pending emergency temporary standard from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division.
Joe Beachboard and Dennis Davis discuss the concept of Emotional Contagion in the workplace. They discuss six techniques for transferring positive feelings and emotions while maintaining engagement with employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the August edition of our Third Thursdays series, Ruthie Goodboe and Bud Bobber discuss politics in the workplace and the potential impact on employee productivity and morale during election season. The speakers address the federal, state, and local laws that may apply to political speech and ways that employers can promote civility and productivity through the 2020 election.
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Andre Appel and Carson Burnham discuss the use of redundancies by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including short-time programs and government programs to avoid mass terminations.