By Patrick D. Joyce, Brent I. ClarkJames L. CurtisAdam R. Young, Ilana R. Morady, A. Scott Hecker, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: This week, the State of Oregon issued a final COVID-19 worker protection standard, replacing its temporary rule adopted six months ago. The final rule, effective on May
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By James L. CurtisAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Oregon became the first state to decriminalize the personal possession of illegal drugs, including cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, and methamphetamine.

Oregon voters passed Measure 110 last week by a wide margin. The ballot measure reclassified possession of small amounts of a list of hard drugs as
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By A. Scott Hecker, Brent I. ClarkPatrick D. Joyce, and Adam R. Young

Seyfarth Synopsis: Oregon OSHA finalized its COVID-19 temporary rule, OAR 437-001-0744, Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks, on November 6, 2020, with most provisions effective as of November 16, 2020; the rule sunsets on May 4, 2021.  The temporary rule applies to all workplaces
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