Employee Engagement

How Do I Engage my Employees to Produce the Best Results for my Company? Immix hosted a Powerup Event on October 18, gathering business leaders and consultants to discuss an important topic for small and growing businesses. Although the topic was branding, we were reminded of the importance of an employee’s role in bringing a […]

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Admitting a New Partner to a LLC

Are there tax consequences when admitting a new partner to an LLC? Imagine that a friend from college calls you up with a great idea for a new business. Your friend asks you to join his business as the CEO and, although he can’t pay you for your services, you will be a 50% owner […]

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Leasing your Commercial Space

As a landlord, what should I consider when leasing my commercial space? The flexibility that a commercial landlord and tenant have in structuring their lease allows the parties to develop a lease that closely matches their intentions. This is often to the commercial landlord’s advantage, since many landlords have a superior bargaining position in lease […]

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2014 Social Media Law in Oregon

Is there a change to social media law in Oregon in 2014? Social media law is changing: effective January 1, 2014, Oregon Law will offer additional protections to employee social media accounts. House Bill 2654 was enacted in May of 2013, effective 2014, to prevent employers from compelling their employees to provide passwords or other […]

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Employer Issues in an Age of an Aging Workforce

As an attorney and an HR professional, we have often been presented with the following questions: “How do I fire my employee?” or “Can I fire my employee?” These are seemingly simple questions. In earlier times, we might have responded, “Well, of course you can. You walk into their office and tell them they are […]

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Copyright Scheme

In recent months several copyright infringement suits have been filed in the Federal District Court of Oregon, alleging that defendants downloaded copyrighted films using a technology called BitTorrent. Two such noteworthy cases are Elf-Man LLC v. Does and Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does. Both cases add to a growing trend of similar cases filed in […]

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Preparing Your Incident Reports

Be Careful What You Put In Writing: Preparing Your Incident Reports All construction companies throughout Washington and Oregon have (or should have) detailed safety plans. In case of an injury, property damage, or a near miss on a jobsite, most safety plans include a standard accident or incident report that is filled out by the […]

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Basic HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

What are some basics that I need to know about the HIPAA privacy and security rules? Our clients are frequently asked if they are HIPAA compliant. Other than clinics and doctor’s offices, few of them are aware of even the basics. This brief article describes some key provisions of a very broad law. The Health […]

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