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Big News for the Offshore Wind Industry in Oregon
Wind energy is rapidly expanding as a source of renewable energy in the United States and across the world. At present, the main focus of Oregon's wind energy industry has been inland, primarily on the Columbia River Plateau in north central Oregon....
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Oregon’s Home Solicitation Sales Act: The Perils for Residential Contractors
The Oregon Home Solicitation Sales Act (OHSSA), ORS §§ 83.710-83.750, provides customers with a three-day right to cancel while imposing stringent disclosure requirements on sellers in connection with home solicitation sales, including certain in-per...
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Oregon’s Third Special Session of 2020 Recap: Landlord Assistance and Residential Eviction Moratorium, School Liability Limitations, and Cocktails To-Go
The Oregon Legislature closed out 2020 with its third special session of the year, passing four bills aimed to provide relief to Oregonians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires. The contents of those bills are summarized below. HB 4401: R...
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Oregon & Washington Construction Impacted by Governors’ New Orders
2020 has been the year of continuous changes in the construction industry brought about by the COVID-19 virus and its regulatory impact. Our construction team continues to monitor and provide timely counsel on meeting those challenges, whether on the...
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Oregon OSHA Adopts Significant COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Rules
Oregon has become the third state in the nation to enact a workplace safety and health standard specifically addressing the coronavirus. Many provisions of the new Oregon OSHA rule take effect November 16, 2020. While some of the more onerous provisi...
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New Contractor Requirements for Oregon Public University Construction Projects
During the one-day second special session, the Oregon Legislature passed two budget bills—SB 5721 and SB 5722—relating to public construction. While SB 5721 increases bond authorizations for the 2019-2021 biennium and revises previously approved bond...
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