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$55M to COVID-19-Impacted Tenants for Rent Relief
On Friday, June 5, a bipartisan committee of the Oregon Legislature unanimously made a series of decisions about how to spend $247 million in federal coronavirus relief as part of the CARES Act. The largest single element of the package is $55 milli...
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What Does Reopening a Safe and Strong Oregon Mean for Construction?
Governor Kate Brown’s May 15 executive order (No. 20-25), “Reopening a Safe and Strong Oregon,” provides for a phased reopening of recreational and economic activity in Oregon on a county-by-county basis as certain threshold prerequisites are met. Al...
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USPTO Provides Further Relief to Patent and Trademark Applicants In Response to the Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic
As a further update to our earlier posts (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Increases Extensions to Deadlines under the CARES Act; How the USPTO is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak; and USPTO and Copyright Office Announce Extensions to Deadlines...
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OSHA Issues Revised Guidance Increasing Employers' Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements
More than two months have passed since the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, causing economies around the world to abruptly grind to a seeming halt. Although the fight against COVID-19 and the process of economic...
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An Important Option to Consider for Filing Patent Applications in the COVID-19 Era
We may be living in uncertain times right now but that does not mean the end of technological innovations. In fact, many individuals, companies, and even entire industries are innovating more than ever now—intentionally or not—as they strive to adapt...
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Special Employment Law Considerations for the Remote Workplace
As offices close or significantly reduce operations due to COVID-19 and the myriad of Stay Home/Shelter in Place government orders, many West Coast employers and employees are waking up to a new reality: remote working (or telecommuting). But prior...
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