Cattle Producers Want Exemption from Oregon’s Overtime Bill

The Oregon Legislative session is currently underway. They usually focus on budget issues, but it doesn’t exclude bills that impact their farming community. The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association is keeping a close eye on three bills, including removing the ag overtime exemption.

“Calves are not born in a 40-hour clock, they also do not need tending to as far as feed, and vet work in a 40-hour window. So, for our workers, we really believe that there is a path forward for an exemption for the livestock industry and we’re working from that aspect.”

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Tammy Dennee says they’re also keeping close watch to other legislation, which includes the logging industry and wolf compensation.


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