The Oregon Health Authority announced that it would rescind the indoor masking rule for employers no later than March 31. The rule could be relaxed sooner if hospitalization numbers drop.
OBI is well-positioned to expand over the next two years, adding members across the state and focusing on small businesses and those in underrepresented sectors. The organization’s work is more necessary now than ever.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 blocked enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for large employers. It left in place a mandate for those who work in health care facilities.
Two key legislators announced plans to leave their posts, and a prominent gubernatorial candidate has been told he’s ineligible to run. Meanwhile, three days of legislative hearings approach.
I had the distinct pleasure of moderating a manufacturing panel discussion earlier this month during the 19th Annual Oregon Leadership Summit. This year’s theme was Building Opportunity, which set the stage our panelists’ discussion about ways we can build opportunities for Oregon’s manufacturing employers and workers.
Celebrating the Launch of Oregon’s 10-Year Innovation Plan By Karen Vineyard, chair, OBI board of directors Earlier this month, OBI hosted a discussion with Business Oregon and members of the Futures Commission to discuss the key takeaways and initiatives coming out of Oregon’s new 10-Year Innovation Plan, as well as the ways the plan can support OBI members…
Nov. 4, 2021 OSHA Releases Rule Requiring Large Private Employers to Mandate Vaccines On Thursday federal OSHA released the anticipated rule mandating vaccinations for all employees at private businesses with 100 or more employees. Employees will have until January 4, 2022 to be vaccinated or begin weekly testing. Employers are required to provide paid time off…
As fall settles in and we begin to look toward the holidays and the new year, our team at OBI is taking time to appreciate the resilience of our members and the state’s business community.
OBI Celebrates Oregon Manufacturing Sector Continued Statewide Burden on Businesses Jeopardize Economic Health for These and Other Employers By Karen Vineyard, chair, OBI board of directors As we wind down summer and continue down a somewhat uncertain path of recovery from the global pandemic, our team at OBI continues to find opportunities to not only…
“As I transition into the role, my first priority is to connect with our members so that I can understand what is top of mind for them, but I also want to connect with our partners and the many other stakeholders who help shape the environment for business and industry in the state. I have a lot of listening to do, and I look forward to taking what I bring to the role and what I learn in the role and working with the board to create a long-term vision for OBI.”