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Prop 24 and CCPA

Overview California has again brought changes to US privacy laws, with effects for businesses both within and outside of California. On November 3, 2020, California voters passed Prop 24 to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) to expand consumer privacy rights and impose updated or entirely new requirements on businesses that interact [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:28:53+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business, Privacy|Comments Off on Prop 24 and CCPA

Oregon Workplace Fairness Act

-OVERVIEW- Oregon SB 726, known as the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act (the “OWFA”), was passed by the legislature in 2019, effective October 1st, 2020. The OWFA will require major changes to employee/employer agreements and discrimination policies.  Employers in Oregon should immediately review and update their policies and agreements based on the law’s provisions. The [...]

By |2020-09-30T21:20:25+00:00September 30th, 2020|Business, Employment, HR, Legislative Updates, Small Business|Comments Off on Oregon Workplace Fairness Act

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide

Last updated 05/01/20 We will continue to update these responses and resources as we learn more. Should you have any questions, please contact us and we’d be happy to help you navigate through these unpredictable and unprecedented times. Please note that the resources we are providing in this and all subsequent posts [...]

By |2020-05-01T23:55:34+00:00March 31st, 2020|Business, COVID19|Comments Off on COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide

Available Legal & Business Resources in Response to COVID-19

Last updated 04/08/20 Available Legal & Business Resources in Response to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions for all businesses worldwide. We have been helping clients understand the ramifications of COVID-19 as we seek to understand them ourselves, and as part of those conversations we have compiled a list of resources [...]

By |2020-04-08T19:08:02+00:00March 31st, 2020|Business, COVID19|Comments Off on Available Legal & Business Resources in Response to COVID-19

2019 WA H.B. 1450 – (Washington State) Non-competition Covenants

OVERVIEW On May 8, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1450, a bill that effects substantial changes into the enforceability of non-compete covenants in the state of Washington. As the bill recites, the legislature found that “workforce mobility is important to economic growth and development,” and the bill introduces new limitations on the use of [...]

By |2019-09-04T18:05:01+00:00September 5th, 2019|Business, Contracts, Employment, Legislative Updates, Small Business|Comments Off on 2019 WA H.B. 1450 – (Washington State) Non-competition Covenants

2018 IRS Partnership Tax Rules and Actions to Consider

The 2018 Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) partnership rules streamline the partnership audit process for the IRS, making it easier for the IRS to audit partnerships. The 2018 rules also create some planning opportunities for potential audits, as section 6223 of form 1065 now requires a partnership representative. In 2012, the IRS audited 27.1% of [...]

By |2020-06-05T20:23:07+00:00March 25th, 2019|Business, Legislative Updates, Tax, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 IRS Partnership Tax Rules and Actions to Consider

Equity Compensation

Thinking about offering equity compensation to your employees or independent contractors? Here is some of the information you need to know about securities laws in Oregon and Washington. Companies sometimes opt to provide profit interests, stock options, or other alternative compensatory benefits in exchange for services in addition to or in lieu of paying [...]

By |2019-01-12T21:47:33+00:00February 28th, 2017|Business, Securities|Comments Off on Equity Compensation

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 [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00February 27th, 2017|Business, Employment, HR, Legislative Updates, Small Business|Comments Off on Unpaid Interns
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