Legislative Session triggers new BOLI rules

Barran Liebman
Oregon Law Firm

2013 Legislative Session Triggers New BOLI Rulemaking

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (“BOLI”) has released proposed rules and amendments to bring its rules in line with laws passed by the Oregon legislature’s 2013 session.

The laws underlying these rule changes include new posting requirements related to domestic violence and harassment laws; expanding the definition of “victim of harassment” by adding “any other person who has suffered financial, social, psychological or physical harm”; an additional qualifying reason for leave for the death of a family member under the Oregon’s Family Medical Leave Act; changes to the direct deposit of wages; and extending employment discrimination protection to interns.

To view the complete list of proposed rules and amendments click here. Barran Liebman has written on these important legislative changes in previous alerts. For more on the laws underlying these rule changes please see the following alerts:

New Law Adds Bereavement Leave to OFLA

New Oregon Law Extends Workplace Protections to Interns

Legislature Expands Oregon’s Domestic Violence Leave Law

Changes to Oregon’s Direct Deposit Law

Individuals wishing to comment on the proposed rules can do so in writing until November 22, 2013. Comments may be submitted directly to BOLI or presented orally at the rulemaking hearing, if one is held. Interested individuals should contact the Rules Coordinator at 971-673-0784 for general questions regarding the rulemaking process and submitting written comments.

Barran Liebman will continue to monitor the process and will bring you updates when the rules are published in their final form.

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