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As the Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) has started rulemaking on SB 828-B, a bill passed during the 2017 Session that imposes scheduling-notice requirements on some businesses, concerns have arisen over how the new legislation may be applied.

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The Annual Oregon Business & Industry Statesman Dinner will be held September 13 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Representatives of Oregon Business & Industry (OBI), the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) and the Oregon Business Council (OBC) are seeking input from all parts of the state as they develop the 2019 Business Plan, which will propose fiscal solutions to be pursued during the 2019 Legislative Session.

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently hired two new administrators who will play important roles in decisions that will affect the ability of Oregon businesses to remain competitive.

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The Office of Economic Analysis now predicts that the state will take in about $750 million more in revenue during the 2017-19 biennium than previously estimated.

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In addition to the Special Session, Legislative Days offered an opportunity to hear updates on several important issues. Here’s a look at some of the issues that were discussed, with links to information from the hearings.

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI), in partnership with the Lane Powell law firm, is sponsoring the 35th Annual “Best Practices for Best Employers” Labor & Employment Seminar.

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The scope of the Session was narrow, extending a small-business tax break to about 12,000 eligible sole proprietorships - about half of which are expected to take advantage of the new law.

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Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend) and former Representative Val Hoyle, a Eugene Democrat won the two highest-profile races in Oregon’s May primary.

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Legislators will hear updates from a variety of joint committees, work groups and government agencies in addition to regular committee meetings and hearings related to the Special Session.

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