Oregon’s DCBS Hits Pause on Insurance Cancellations and Non-Renewals

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregonians, the State continues to issue orders aimed at lessening its effects. On March 25, 2020, on the heels of Governor Brown’s moratorium on nonpayment-based residential evictions, Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) issued an order (the “Order”) directing all insurers in

Oregon DCBS Issues Guidance to In-State Lenders in Response to COVID-19

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On March 20, 2020, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) published Bulletin No. DFR 2020-07 (the “Bulletin”) to provide guidance to Oregon-regulated lenders and loan servicers in extending help to borrowers struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the difficulty that many Oregon businesses and

Department of Labor Responds to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group The Department of Labor has issued its first guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  You can find the guidance here. The DOL has clarified that the FFCRA takes effect on April 1.  Unfortunately, the DOL has not yet provided clear guidance

Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) is Now in Effect

By Caleb Williams, Business & Taxation Law Attorney  As of January 1, Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) is in effect and shortly businesses will need to take action to comply with this new tax law. All businesses with $750,000 or more of commercial activity in Oregon must register for the CAT with the Oregon Department

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Rule Pertaining to Employee Overtime

By Randall Sutton, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new rule that will clarify that many perks offered by employers don’t need to be factored in to the “regular rate” when an employer calculates overtime. A quick initial look does not provide any big surprises. But for sake

What’s Coming in Employment Law for 2020

By David Briggs, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney As many of our clients already know, the 2019 Oregon Legislature was quite busy. There are a number of things that employers need to keep in mind as they roll into 2020. Here are a few of the highlights: Oregon’s Pay Equity Act is now in effect. If you

Don’t Forget These Year-End To-Dos for Your Business

By Christine Moehl, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney and Courtney Kohler, Attorney Year-end is a great time to reflect on your business and to plan for how you want your business to evolve in 2020. With all the responsibilities and challenges of running a business, it’s inevitable that things like entity maintenance may slip