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

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

Regulation A

The New Regulation A: Effective June 19, 2015 As the amended Regulation A (or Regulation A+ as it is often referred to) launches, many companies are enthusiastically wondering whether this powerful vehicle for raising funds could be right for them. Often described as a mini public offering, securities offered under Regulation A are exempt from [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00June 12th, 2015|Business, Fundrasing, Legislative Updates, Raising Capital, Securities|Comments Off on Regulation A

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 [...]

By |2015-11-25T17:08:42+00:00September 4th, 2013|Affordable Care Act, Business, Health Insurance, HR, Legislative Updates, Small Business|Comments Off on New Rules for Health Insurance Waiting Periods Effective Jan 1, 2014

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:40+00:00June 27th, 2013|B-Corp, Business, Legislative Updates, Small Business|Comments Off on B-Corps

Legislative Update Affecting Sm. Businesses

As I am sure you are aware, there has been a significant amount of uncertainty as to the effect of various provisions of the United States tax code due to the prolonged congressional negotiations associated with the fiscal cliff. However, with President Obama’s recent signature on the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), the [...]

By |2015-06-12T23:42:22+00:00January 4th, 2013|Legislative Updates, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on Legislative Update Affecting Sm. Businesses