Proposed BOLI Rules

rebecca watkinsBOLI is currently proposing and taking input regarding several changes to Oregon employment regulations. Among the many newly proposed rules are the following:

*Clarifications to disability regulations

*Clarifications of “health care provider” and “victim” under the Oregon Family Leave Act laws

*Extension of OFLA leave for death of family member

*New OFLA posting requirements

*Extension of employee protections to interns

*Discrimination protections applicable to career schools

*Extension of whistleblower protection to reports of election law violations

*Clarification of meal period requirements for nonexempt workers

*Allowing final paycheck to be paid by direct deposit

*Limits to employer access to social media

Employers interested in learning more should visit http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/legal/H_Notices.aspx. Public comments are currently being accepted thru November 28th for the various proposed rules. You can also contact me with any questions at: 503.595.2134 or rwatkins@sbhlegal.com