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HLGR Helps Fight Hunger in Oregon

HLGR attorneys and staff contribute each year to the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger fund drive. For 2012, our donations earned the firm recognition in the “Thousand Pound Club,” meaning our contributions allowed the Oregon Food Bank Network to distribute over...

HLGR’s Bill Gary Represents Nike Before Oregon Legislature

HLGR’s Bill Gary represented Nike before the Oregon legislature in December 2012. The resulting agreement between the governor and Nike will benefit both the state of Oregon and Nike. See articles in theWall Street Journal and Oregonian for more detail.      ...

L&E Alert: OR Minimum Wage Increase and Collective Bargaining ROP Clause

Oregon State Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2013, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase from $8.80 per hour to $8.95 per hour. Oregon employers are reminded to update their required State Minimum Wage workplace poster to reflect the increase. The...

HLGR Named To U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” 2013 List

On November 1, 2012, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) was named to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” list for 2013. HLGR was ranked as a first-tier law firm nationally in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. HLGR was...

Chiefly L&E: Fall Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Fall 2012 Inside This Issue: workplace investigations; “at-will” employment policies; health care reform; EEOC enforcement priorities through 2016; and EEO-1 report filing. Employers with questions are encouraged to contact us. RECENT...

Sharon Rudnick: Do You Have an Order Awarding Attorney Fees on Claims Adjudicated in a Limited Judgment? Then Be Prepared to Wait…

Republished from the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel’s newsletter, The Verdict, Spring 2012 Download below.

Intellectual Property E-News: Trademark Clearance is a Sound Business Decision for New Business Names or Product Lines

Trademark Clearance is a Sound Business Decision for New Business Names or Product Lines Before investing in a new business name or product line, it is a good idea to evaluate whether the proposed trademark conflicts with preexisting marks. There...

L&E Alert: Collective Bargaining Agreement Can Prevent Employers from Modifying Retiree Healthcare Coverage

Collective Bargaining Agreement Can Prevent Employers from Modifying Retiree Healthcare Coverage Alday v. Raytheon Co., __ F.3d __, 2012 WL 1815674 (9th Cir. May 21, 2012) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employer was contractually obligated...

Q&A: Social Media Policies

by Sharon Rudnick Q: Can I institute a policy addressing what employees can say about my business on Facebook? A: Yes. However, the policy must be specific enough to avoid interfering with employees’ rights under the NLRA to engage in...

Steringer Elected to MBA Board of Directors

HLGR’s Vice President, Bob Steringer was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). Bob is one of four new board members whose three-year term begins July 1, 2012. Bob previously served as chair of...