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L&E Alert: Oregon’s Minimum Wage Will Increase to $8.80 As Of January 1, 2012

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Will Increase to $8.80 As Of January 1, 2012 Oregon’s minimum wage will be increased to $8.80 per hour, an increase of $.30 per hour, effective January 1, 2012. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)...

Arden Olson Elected to the American Law Institute

On October 20, 2011, HLGR attorney, Arden Olson, was elected to be a member of The American Law Institute. The American Law Institute (ALI) membership is reserved to those who combine high character and ability, as well as manifest professional standing. ALI’s...

HLGR Named To U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” 2011-2012 List

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR), a regional law firm with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, was named to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” list for 2011-2012. HLGR was ranked as a first-tier law firm in Portland in...

L&E Alert: Wage and Hour, Reasonable Accommodation, and Employee Right to Privacy Updates

This alert summarizes several recent court decisions addressing wage and hour statutes, reasonable accommodation, and employee right to privacy issues important to employers. Recent Decision Clarifies the Deadline for an Employee to File a Claim for Penalty Wages Russell v....

Five HLGR Attorneys Named to the Oregon Super Lawyers® 2011 List

Sharon Rudnick, Bill Gary, Susan Marmaduke, Jim Mountain, and Arden Olson have all been named to the Oregon Super Lawyers® list as one of the top attorneys in Oregon for 2011. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super...

HLGR Attorneys Help Secure Decision Resulting in Substantial Savings for PERS Employers

On October 6, 2011, the Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision in Arken v. City of Portland et al and Robinson v. Public Employees Retirement Board, holding that the Public Employees Retirement Board (PERB) is acting lawfully to correct the retirement...

L&E Alert: NLRB Requires Posting by January 31, 2012

Final Rule Issued by the NLRB Requiring Posting of Notice of Employee Rights Effective January 31, 2012 (extended from original deadline of November 14, 2011), all private sector employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)– both union and...

Closely-Held Business E-News: New Frontiers in Internet Domain Names

New Frontiers in Internet Domain Names Expansion of domain name possibilities presents new frontiers and challenges for brand owners Brand owners should be aware of two recent actions of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international...

Q&A: Compliance With Building Codes

by Jeffery J. Matthews Q: I inherited an office building that may not be up to code. How do I find out if it is code compliant and what should I do if it isn’t? A: First, search for records...

HLGR’s Efforts Result in Client’s Exoneration

As The Oregonian and other media reported recently, HLGR attorneys, Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer, successfully worked to exonerate their client, Mark Long, in a dramatic turn of events that has received ongoing media coverage. Mark Long, interim director of the state’s Energy Department, and...