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Apr 03, 2020

OREGON: BOLI clarifies temporary max hours for manufacturers


Earlier this week, we reported on a temporary rule that the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) adopted, permitting manufacturers of essential products to allow employees to work up to 91 hours in a workweek (13 hours per day times 7 days per week). BOLI adopted the rule to address potential manufacturing shortages caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. BOLI has issued some additional guidance in the form of a Frequently Asked Question page, as well as an online form for manufacturers who want to notify BOLI that they’ll be using the temporary rule. Of particular note, BOLI indicated that both manufacturers of perishable and non-perishable goods could use the temporary rule to allow employees to work up to 91 hours per week (we had previously reported that the temporary rule was only available to manufacturers of non-perishable goods). For more information about the temporary rule, visit BOLI’s webpage and contact your Vigilant Law Group employment attorney with questions.

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