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

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

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

Securities – Revenue Capital Investing

Securities Law – Revenue Capital Investing Many companies in need of growth capital have grown beyond the traditional equity investment phase, but are still not the correct bank-profile fit for straight debt. In addition, some companies are not prime exit-scenario candidates, which can also limit their ability to raise venture funding. Similarly, some investors prefer to [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Business, Fundrasing, Raising Capital, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on Securities – Revenue Capital Investing

What is Indemnification?

Our clients often ask, “What is indemnification?” An indemnification provision is one of the most common and frequently used provisions when negotiating any type of contract, and yet the parties to a contract often don’t understand the meaning. Indemnity is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a duty to make good any loss, damage, or [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:38+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Contracts, Indemnification|Comments Off on What is Indemnification?

Trademark Basics

What are the basics of trademark registration? Most of our clients are aware of the fact that they will need some sort of trademark protection for their brand. The two most common questions we receive in connection with trademarks are when should you register a mark and how. When do I need a trademark registration? [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:38+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Trademark|Comments Off on Trademark Basics

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, Fundrasing, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on What is a security?