Salem Chamber Public Policy Meeting: Employer Vaccine Mandates

  Randall Sutton, an employment law and litigation attorney here at Saalfeld Griggs PC, spoke about employer vaccine mandates at the Salem Chamber’s most recent Public Policy meeting. Click here to watch the meeting from September 2nd, and navigate to minute 35:45 to hear the beginning of Randy’s talk.     Randall Sutton is a

Mandatory Employee Vaccination Policies – Questions & Answers

By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group   As the Delta Variant continues to keep COVID-19 on the forefront of employers’ minds, I’ve received a lot of calls about the legality of vaccine mandates and issues for employers to consider.  Viewpoints on the merits of mandatory vaccination policies vary dramatically. This

CFPB Provides Guidance to Lenders Regarding PPP Loans

By Shannon Raye Martinez, Attorney in the Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups On May 6, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a policy statement answering three questions relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The policy statement clarifies when a creditor is required to provide notice to the loan applicant

Oregon DCBS Guidance to Collection Agencies and Debt Buyers Regarding COVID-19

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On April 30, 2020, Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”) published Bulletin No. DFR 2020-2014 (the “Bulletin”) to provide guidance to Oregon-regulated collection agencies and debt purchasers to actively help debtors hit by the economic effects of the novel coronavirus. The Bulletin follows guidance issued at

Oregon’s DCBS Extends Suspensions of Insurance Cancellations and Non-Renewals

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group Earlier this month, we wrote about Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (“DCBS”)’s order (“Order”) suspending all cancellations and non-renewals in place as the date of the Order. The Order applies to all types of insurance coverage and provided that it would be in place through

New Funding is Now Available for PPP Loans

By Caleb Williams, Attorney in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group Congress has approved additional funding for the Paycheck Protection loan program for small businesses. The action allocates an additional $310 billion to the program. The CARES Act, which created the loan program, allocated an initial $349 billion to fund PPP loans. That funding

Dental & Medical Offices in Oregon to Resume Full Operations

By Douglas Alexander, Attorney in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group, and David Briggs, Attorney in the Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups On March 20, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-10 which required that Oregon healthcare providers (including both dental and medical providers) cease providing non-urgent care to their

Top 5 Compliance Tips for the New FFCRA

By Jennifer Paul, Attorney in the Employment Law, Litigation and Condemnation & Unconstitutional Takings Practice Groups Since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect on April 1, 2020, there has been a push by government agencies to release regulations and guidance. The initial temporary rule was published on April 6, 2020, and