Oregon

Oregon shares a border with Washington, California and Nevada, and is one of only three contiguous states to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state into the Union on February 14, 1859. Portland, Oregon is the 26th most populous US cities, which is the most populous city in the state, ahead of only the capital city of Salem. The state is one of the most geographically diverse in the US. It has active volcanoes, evergreen and mixed forests, and shrublands throughout. It is also home to the  Armillaria ostoyae, which is the largest living organism in the world.

The state’s economy is heavily driven by agriculture, hydroelectric, and fishing industries. Beaverton, OR is also home to Nike, and with Silicone Forest, the tech industry is also a leading economic driver in the state.  Oregon features many parks, waterfalls, and destinations including Crater Lake National Park, which are marked points of interest for tourists. Portland is a major tourist attraction, as is the Columbia River Gorge. Mount Hood, the Oregon Zoo, and the Nike Campus Tour in Beaverton, OR, are some of the most highly visited destinations in the state.

The state government of Oregon is organized much like the federal government, with a legislative, judicial and executive branch splitting political power.  The state, however, uses a system of commissions, where private citizens are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.  Those chosen to be on a commission have the power to hire and fire agency heads and must confirm any rule changes for those agencies. 

The legislative branch consists of a House of Representatives and a Senate, comprising the Oregon Legislative Assembly.  The Senate is 30 members who serve four-year terms, and a House of Representatives with 60 members serving two-year terms.  Each Senate District encompasses two House Districts, and there are no term limits on the legislature.  The Legislature is known as a “citizens’ assembly” as most of the legislators who serve have other jobs. 

The judicial branch of the Oregon government is called the Oregon Judicial Department.  There are four state run court systems, with two as primarily trial level courts and two as courts of appeal.  ON the local level, there are justice courts, municipal courts and county courts.

The state contributes 7 electoral votes during Presidential Elections.

The National Law Review covers state and federal news which affects the state of Oregon. Labor and employment law legislation, state and federal tax reform, data breach legislation and security, Medicaid/Medicare and healthcare related coverage, are among the content visitors will find online. The NLR website continually provides leading news stories, and the latest content, which affects the state, and the US as a whole.

Date Title Organization
28
Feb
Ge Ttin' Sal Ty Episode 23 | Catching up On Oregon – 2024 Legislative Session and Super-Majority Vote Requirements [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Feb
2023 Health Care Employment Law Year in Review K&L Gates
26
Feb
It's a Gas! Federal and State Developments Continue to Light Up the Natural Gas Debate K&L Gates
26
Feb
Oregon Supreme Court Reduces $10 Million Punitive Damages Shock Verdict Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
21
Feb
Oregon CPOM Bill Inches Closer to Becoming Law, Targeting Investors and the PPM/Friendly PC Model Proskauer Rose LLP
29
Jan
Oregon Employment Department Adopts Regulations to Clarify Administration of Paid Leave Oregon Benefits Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
23
Jan
Trending in Telehealth: January 4 – 15, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
16
Jan
Take Note: Significant 2024 Gift/Estate Tax Exemption Inflation Increases Blank Rome LLP
9
Jan
Oregon Supreme Court Allows Emotional Distress Based on Alleged Bad Faith Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
9
Jan
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Record-Keeping and Related Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Jan
Current Status of US State Privacy Law Deluge: It’s 2024, Do You Know Where Your Privacy Program’s At? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Jan
Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging: What’s Ahead in 2024 Hunton Andrews Kurth
4
Jan
Pacific Northwest Climate Law Update: Recent Developments Cloud the Future of Oregon and Washington Climate Programs Beveridge & Diamond PC
2
Jan
US State Law Roundup – 2023 Year-end Update Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Jan
Contractor’s Refusal to Sign Broad Lien Waiver Does Not Defeat Mechanics Lien Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
28
Dec
2023 Round-Up on State Consumer Data Privacy Laws Mintz
22
Dec
Data Broker Rulemaking in Texas and Oregon Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Dec
Trending in Telehealth: November 29 – December 05, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
1
Dec
Warning - Transaction Delays Expected. State Notice Requirements Ahead for Health Care M&A! Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
28
Nov
The New Year Brings New Leave Laws Jackson Lewis P.C.
23
Nov
Governor's Emergency Declaration Triggers Portland's Emergency Minimum Wage Pierce Atwood LLP
13
Oct
Trending in Telehealth: September 26, 2023 – October 10, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
12
Oct
Garten Trucking: Another Load of Pro-Employee Changes on the Way from the NLRB? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
2
Oct
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Impact on Loyalty Programs Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Sep
Hawaii and California, Seeking to Shed Their Dreary Public Images, Liberalize Psychedelics Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Sep
TCPAWORLD Pac 12 Edition: READ The Order Reigning in The “Treacherous 7” Entered In Favor of BRAVE Washington State and Oregon State Who Are Trying to Save the Conference Troutman Amin, LLP
28
Aug
Paid Leave Oregon Benefits Available Starting September 3, 2023 Jackson Lewis P.C.
24
Aug
Seven States Have Upcoming Privacy Laws Robinson & Cole LLP
18
Aug
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Financial Services Entities Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
17
Aug
Trending in Telehealth: August 8 – 14, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
16
Aug
In 2024 Oregon Will Join Short List of States Requiring Data Broker Registration Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
4
Aug
GeTtin' SALTy Episode 10 | Oregon Legislative Round-Up [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Jul
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Retailers Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Jul
Consumer Data Privacy, Let's Give a Warm Welcome to Two More States: Texas and Oregon Join the Club! Troutman Amin, LLP
21
Jul
State Comprehensive Privacy Laws – Beaver State Makes a Dozen Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Jul
Oregon Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Statute Jackson Lewis P.C.
13
Jul
Highly Legal: Will Congress Legalize Mushrooms Before Marijuana? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
12
Jul
Oregon Consumer Privacy Act Hunton Andrews Kurth
11
Jul
Oregon Child Support Reporting Requirements Soon Will Include Employer Payments to Independent Contractors Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Jul
States with Penalties for Non-Compete Law Violations Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Jun
Oregon Joins the Consumer Privacy Trend McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jun
WILL OREGON BE THE NEXT STATE TO SIGN INTO LAW CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY: There is a Bill Currently Sitting on the Governor’s Desk Troutman Amin, LLP
21
Jun
Beyond Inverse Condemnation in Wildfire Litigation: An Oregon Jury Finds Utility Liable for Negligence, Trespass and Nuisance Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
Jun
Trending in Telehealth: June 6 – 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
15
Jun
Leave Law Updates for Oregon Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
14
Jun
Governor Kotek Signs Legislation Aligning Paid Leave Oregon and Oregon Family Leave Act Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
13
Jun
Oregon OSHA Penalties Skyrocket (SB 592) Jackson Lewis P.C.
6
Jun
Four More States File PFAS Pollution Lawsuits CMBG3 Law
 

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