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Unpaid Interns

Arrangements between “for profit” companies and unpaid interns can lead to rewarding experiences for both parties. Interns benefit by receiving valuable real-world experience, mentorship, and connections. Companies get the opportunity to give back to students and help strengthen their industry. However, unpaid internships are not without issues and the legal landscape is shifting to require […]

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Summary of Oregon’s recent employment law changes

Happy New Year! Recently, Oregon enacted multiple new laws and amendments affecting employment practices in Oregon. To aid employers in reviewing their policies and related documents, we’ve provided updates on the recent changes to Oregon employment law effective in 2016. For more information, please contact our Employment Group at (503) 802-5533. Mandatory Sick Leave Senate Bill […]

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New Rules for Health Insurance Waiting Periods Effective Jan 1, 2014

New Rules for Waiting Periods in 2014 An employer with a policy that requires a waiting period before an employee is eligible for health insurance coverage should review it to ensure they are compliant heading into 2014. Proposed rules implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would prohibit employers from imposing waiting periods of […]

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Rule 506(c) Securities Offerings

Lifting the Ban on General Solicitation in Rule 506(c) Securities Offerings In a long awaited and widely sought change, the SEC has recently announced a final rule (the “final rule”) lifting the ban on general solicitation or general advertising (collectively, “general solicitation”) in certain private offerings of securities, as required by the JOBS Act. The […]

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B-Corps

With Governor John Kitzhaber’s signature of House Bill 2296 on June 18, Oregon passed a law recognizing the Benefit Corporation as a legal entity. This new legislation marks the culmination of an ongoing effort by members of the business community to gain legal recognition of business motives other than financial gain. It seems fitting that […]

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JOBs Act

Background In an effort to stimulate job creation and economic growth by improving access to capital, Congress has taken action in the form of legislative changes that will radically alter the landscape of the securities laws and practices that affect many of our clients—both businesses and investors alike. Current Status The Jumpstart Our Business Startups […]

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