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Health Care Law Alert: CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement 60-Day Return of Identified Overpayments

HEALTH CARE LAW ALERT CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement 60-Day Return of Identified Overpayments The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule regarding Medicare providers’ and suppliers’ obligation to timely report and return overpayments. The...

HLGR Helps MBA Raise almost $20K for Multnomah Court Care Program

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C., along with several other Portland area law firms, helped the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) raise close to $20,000 for Court Care of Multnomah County. The annual WinterSmash bowling/fundraising event was held on Saturday, February 25,...

L&E Alert: BOLI Finalizes Rules Interpreting Veterans’ Preference in Hiring and Promotions

BOLI Finalizes Rules Interpreting Veterans’ Preference in Hiring and Promotions Under Oregon law, public employers are subject to a variety of statutory and regulatory obligations regarding veterans’ preference in hiring and promotions. These obligations were recently expanded through several bills...

Q&A: Antitrust Laws for Small Businesses

by Arden Olson Q: Do “antitrust” laws apply to small businesses? A: Yes. Although laws regulating trade may seem to regulate large corporations, even small businesses can violate them. The Sherman Act prohibits not only “monopolizing” large markets, but agreements...

Chiefly L&E: Winter Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin (Winter 2012) This issue contains two articles addressing timely employment topics: employee/independent contractor misclassification; and record requirements for employer-provided cell phones. Summaries of some recent Oregon cases and a federal Ninth...

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...