On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act). The SECURE Act, which is effective January 1, 2020, makes sweeping changes to the laws governing retirement plans. Here are … [Read more...] about Retirement Plans and the SECURE Act
As Lender’s know, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) regularly request verification of certain customer financial information. Pursuant to ORS 192.588, DHS and OHA are required to certify to the financial … [Read more...] about Financial Institutions Should Beware of Incomplete Requests for Verification of Customer Financial Information
The 2018 Farm Bill directed the USDA to establish a national regulatory framework for hemp production. The statute would allow, among other things, federally-chartered banks to do business with the hemp industry. However, until … [Read more...] about USDA Announces Interim Rules for Hemp Regulation
From eBay to Amazon, more and more purchases happen online. You can buy running shoes, a car, even a house, from the comfort of your home while sitting in front of a computer. Geographic distances between the buyer and seller that used to be … [Read more...] about Online Purchases – Where Can You Sue?
In 2019, the Oregon legislature modified the rules for administering “small estates” of persons who die on or after January 1, 2020. By way of introduction, an estate is a “small estate” if the total value of the assets that need to be administered … [Read more...] about New Rules For Oregon “Small Estates”