There is a whole bunch of Laws that go into effect for Oregonians beginning January 1st. ranging from workers rights, birth control,e-cigarettes to pumping your own gas!

Big changes for Oregon citizens in 2016 here are some of the highlights according to the East Oregonian

Every business with more than 10 employees will be required to provide sick leave for their workers in 2016 — even those who are part-time or paid by the hour.


Employers will no longer be allowed to forbid workers to inquire about their co-workers wages, or disclose their own salaries.

The statute of limitations on rape will double in 2016, allowing prosecution up to 12 years after the crime occurred instead of six. If the crime happened to a minor, the victim has until age 30 to come forward.


Pharmacists will be allowed to prescribe birth control directly to women, saving them a trip to the doctor’s office, and insurers will be required to cover up to a 12-month supply in one purchase.


Starting in January, drivers will be able to pump their own gas from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in counties with fewer than 40,000 people, which includes Morrow County.