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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 [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00January 21st, 2016|Legislative Updates|Comments Off on Summary of Oregon’s recent employment law changes

Oregon Paid Sick Leave Law

Recently, Oregon joined a growing number of cities and states adopting laws which provide for sick leave for employees. The new law which becomes effective on January 1, 2016 will apply to substantially all Oregon employers. However, only employers with ten or more employees will be required to provide paid sick leave. Employers with nine [...]

By |2015-09-29T18:40:29+00:00July 29th, 2015|Business, Employment, HR, Legislative Updates, Small Business|Comments Off on Oregon Paid Sick Leave Law

It May be Time Revisit Your Employee Handbook

I didn’t foresee the day when words like “disrespectful, rude, disruptive or inappropriate” when used in an Employee Handbook would potentially land a business in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The “what?” you say. The NLRB is the federal government agency charged with enforcing provisions of the National Labor Relations Act [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00July 8th, 2015|Business, Corporate Counsel, Employment, HR, Small Business|Comments Off on It May be Time Revisit Your Employee Handbook

Mergers and Acquisitions – Laying the groundwork

Minding your M's and A's: Tips on Laying the Groundwork for Successful Mergers & Acquisitions One of the greatest opportunities to be of strategic value to your company is during a merger or acquisition. Before the transaction even reaches the gate, questions will come flying from the executive team. Showing your poise and tying [...]

By |2020-06-05T22:02:12+00:00March 26th, 2015|Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax|Comments Off on Mergers and Acquisitions – Laying the groundwork

Boilerplate: Understanding those Miscellaneous Terms at the End of Every Contract

Have you ever had the experience of trying to read a contract while the person waiting for you to sign dismissively tells you those terms on the last couple pages are just boilerplate, as though they aren't very important to the agreement? While that may be the common understanding, it just isn't the case. [...]

By |2020-06-05T22:02:46+00:00December 4th, 2014|Business, Contracts, Small Business|Comments Off on Boilerplate: Understanding those Miscellaneous Terms at the End of Every Contract

What is a security?

You probably already know that the sale of “securities” triggers legal risks and compliance obligations, but many entrepreneurs and business owners are a little fuzzy on the precise definition of a “security.” Most know that any sale of corporate stock counts as the sale of securities, but the statutory definition is actually much broader. The [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Fundraising, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on What is a security?

How do I keep former employees from competing against me?

How do I keep former employees from competing against me? After investing the time and money that it takes to launch a new, successful business, it is not surprising that many companies seek to protect their confidential information and general know-how. By signing a simple non-competition agreement (or “non-compete”) with employees or contractors, a company [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Employment, HR, Non-Compete, Small Business|Comments Off on How do I keep former employees from competing against me?

Tenant Considerations for Renting Office or Commercial Space

As a tenant, what should I consider when renting an office or commercial space? In order to lease an office or commercial space, you will need to sign a commercial lease with a landlord. Unlike residential leases, which in Oregon and Washington are regulated by laws that are highly protective of residents, a commercial landlord and [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Leases, Small Business|Comments Off on Tenant Considerations for Renting Office or Commercial Space
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