Tag: Oregon

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Oregon Passes Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

September 21, 2023

Via: JD Supra

To whom does the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act apply? The Oregon Consumer Privacy Act imposes transparency and disclosure obligations on a “controller” (an individual or legal entity who, “alone or jointly with another person, determines the purposes and means for […]

Know Your Rights

Oregon Enacts Protections for Registered Apprentices and On-The-Job Training Program Participants

August 16, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek recently signed into law a bill that will extend civil rights, discrimination, and harassment workplace protections to participants in registered apprenticeship programs and certain private-sector on-the-job training programs.1 The law takes effect January 1, 2024. As […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Oregon Workplace Fairness Act Restrictions Take Effect

January 10, 2023

Via: JD Supra

A new, more restrictive version of the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act took effect on January 1, 2023. Oregon employers remain limited in their ability to enter into certain terms in agreements with employees claiming discrimination and harassment under certain statutes, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Holiday Gift for Oregon Employers: Security Screenings Are Not Compensable Absent Contract, Custom, or Practice

December 28, 2022

Via: National Law Review

On December 15, 2022, the Oregon Supreme Court gave employers important clarity regarding compensable work time in Buero v. Services, Inc. The plaintiff in Buero, a warehouse employee, claimed that Amazon had violated Oregon’s wage laws by failing to […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How Employers Can Prepare for Oregon’s Paid Family Leave Program

December 19, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Oregon’s Paid Family Leave program commences on January 1, 2023. As an initial step, most Oregon employers must alert employees about the program and begin paying into the state insurance plan. The law requires employers post the Oregon Employment Department’s […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Oregon OSHA Announces Stance on Federal Vaccine-or-Testing Standard

January 28, 2022


On Jan. 13, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) announced that because the U.S. Supreme Court has stayed the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), it “will not […]

Know Your Rights

US Supreme Court to review abortion gag rule, rejects election challenge

February 23, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court granted review Monday in cases ranging from reproductive healthcare funding to the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984 and also rejected a challenge to the 2020 election. The court granted review of three cases that it […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Supreme Court grants emergency stay of Oregon redistricting ballot measure

August 12, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court issued an emergency order Tuesday staying a district court order granting preliminary injunctions in an Oregon redistricting ballot measure. The ballot measure could drastically alter how Oregon draws its legislative and congressional districts. The “People Not […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance, Uncategorized

Oregon lawmakers pass nation’s first statewide rent control policy

February 27, 2019

Via: Jurist

Oregon state lawmakers on Tuesday became the first in the nation to approve a statewide rent control bill that caps rent increases across the state. After a 35-25 vote, Senate Bill 608 is headed to Governor Kate Brown, a democrat, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Oregon Marijuana Sales Soared 29 Percent in 2018. So Why Aren’t More Entrepreneurs Happy?

December 7, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

Let’s start with the good news. Recreational marijuana sales in Oregon are far outpacing projections by state economists. In a recent economic report, the state’s Office of Economist Analysis noted the rapid changes in Oregon’s marijuana business. They are now […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Is It Legal to Barter With Marijuana?

November 19, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Recently in the news, an Oregon man tried to barter his weed for someone’s SUV. In that state, it’s illegal to sell weed without a commercial license. The man didn’t have a commercial license to sell weed, and what he […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Oregon governor signs law to eliminate coal from power supply

March 14, 2016

Via: Jurist

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Friday signed a bill into law making Oregon the first state to remove coal from its power supply. Senate Bill 1547 not only not only requires the elimination of coal fired resources but also creates […]