Is Your Copyright Safe Harbor Departing? Changes to the DMCA registration process.

Changes to the DMCA Procedure If your company offers a website, app or service that allows others to post content, or if you’re a content creator, you’re probably familiar with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Copyright Office recently adopted new rules that update the process that has been [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00December 1st, 2016|Business, Copyright, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Is Your Copyright Safe Harbor Departing? Changes to the DMCA registration process.

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 your [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+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. Boilerplate [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00December 4th, 2014|Business, Contracts, Small Business|Comments Off on Boilerplate: Understanding those Miscellaneous Terms at the End of Every Contract

501(c)(3) Application process has been simplified for certain entities.

Update: The early returns are in, and the Form 1023-EZ appears to be significantly speeding up the approval process for tax-exempt status. The average age of pending applications has decreased to approximately two months (at the time of the initial post, it was approximately nine months). Indeed, we have seen an organization receive approval of [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00July 21st, 2014|Business, Fundrasing, Non Profit, Small Business|Comments Off on 501(c)(3) Application process has been simplified for certain entities.

Fixed Fee Legal

Fixed Fee Legal: How general counsels are creating value beyond the billable hour We all know that the business of law is changing. Since the economic decline of 2008, firms nationwide have had to find new ways to control costs and drive value. In this environment, fixed fee legal arrangements have become a key player. [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Business, Corporate Counsel, Small Business|Comments Off on Fixed Fee Legal