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Leases, Rental Agreements, and Mortgages during the Coronavirus Pandemic – FAQ Sheet on the new Oregon and Federal Rules

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What is Oregon’s eviction moratorium? On April 1, 2020, Governor Kate Brown imposed a temporary moratorium In Oregon on residential or commercial evictions based upon a failure to pay rent, or based on a no-fault eviction notice (Executive Order 20-13). This temporary moratorium follows the March 23, 2020 “Stay Home, Save…

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Governor Brown Issues Temporary Moratorium to Stop Residential Evictions During COVID-19 Crisis

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Effective April 1, 2020, and remaining in effect for 90 days, unless extended or terminated earlier by Governor Brown, there exists a temporary moratorium on terminations of residential rental agreements and evictions on the basis of nonpayment. The moratorium extends to and nonresidential (commercial) leases, as well, as discussed below. During…

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OregonSaves

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Employer Responsibilities under the OregonSaves Legislation In 2015, Oregon passed new legislation that created a state-run retirement program designed to allow all Oregon employees to save through their employer. The new law—ORS 178.200-178.245— created OregonSaves, a state-run retirement program that is designed to allow all employees to save money through…

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Movin’ & Groovin’

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Read about local business that have been around since the 70’s, including Hutchinson Cox, in this issue of Eugene Magazine. MOVIN’ & GROOVIN’ LOCAL COMMUNITY PILLARS THAT HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS https://eugenemagazine.com/feature-stories/movin-groovin/

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Internet Sales Tax Ruling

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The topic of this item is the recent US Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., in which prior “nexus” precedents were over-ruled and South Dakota’s Internet sales tax law was upheld.  The law purported to tax Internet sales “as if the seller has a physical presence in the…

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Ask the Expert with Brad Litchfield

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Brad Litchfield was recently asked to serve as an expert in the area of family law on the national program “Ask an Expert” with Steve Sleeper.  This podcast is available online as well as by accessing the podcast through this website.  Brad’s appearance on the Ask an Expert show podcast…

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