Maureen McGee Shares Legislative Update at OADC Fall Seminar

Tonkon Torp attorney Maureen McGee provided a legislative update at the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Fall Seminar on November 18.

Maureen summarized the major outcomes from the 2022 Legislative Session and shared details of the bills which held particular interest to OADC members – all focused on employment matters: overtime for agriculture workers (HB 4002), non-disclosure agreements (SB 1586), and Paid Leave Oregon (SB 1515).   

As she recapped the results of Oregon’s 2022 midterm elections, Maureen set the context for changes that will take place in the leadership and makeup of the Oregon House and Senate. With a large group of incoming legislators who have never served as statewide elected officials, or served during a full in-person session, she emphasized a critical need for education.  

Maureen wrapped up her update with a preview of potential legislation that will be of interest to the OADC going into the 2023 long legislative session. Issues being closely watched include Oregon’s public defense system funding, the false claims act, antitrust penalties, and bills related to liability. Maureen is an attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Government Relations & Public Policy Practice Group. She offers comprehensive government affairs services to the firm’s clients on matters before the Oregon Legislature, administrative agencies, and local governments.