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Recreational Marijuana: Now What?

By Shari Lane It is important to understand the gravity of the situation facing Oregon and Washington employers, and to refrain from lighting up—er—making light of the problem. This article attempts to weed out frivolous comments, blow through the smoke...

Young v. United Parcel Service: Employers May Have To Accommodate Pregnancy Restrictions

By Jens Schmidt and Shari Lane Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids a covered employer “to discriminate against any individual with respect to . . . terms, conditions or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s  ....

In Memoriam – Dave Frohnmayer

A Celebration of Life was held March 21, 2015. Memorial contributions may be made to: Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Willamette, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague, mentor, and...

HLGR Staff Participate in 2015 MBA’s WinterSmash!

HLGR attorneys, staff and family from our Portland office participated in this year’s WinterSmash event, held by the Multnomah Bar Association at 20th Century Lanes. Each year, the MBA hosts this family-friendly fundraiser for Multnomah Court Care, raising both money...

Oregon Intrastate Offering Exemption Quick Guide

by Lee Lashway Following is a “quick guide” to the key elements of the Oregon Intrastate Offering Exemption (“OIO”) added to the Oregon Administrative Rules on January 15, 2015. This guide is qualified by reference to the rules themselves, and...

Go Ducks!

HLGR’s Eugene and Portland offices are both showing their Duck spirit today!

Oregon Intrastate Private Offering Exemption: Securities-Based Crowdfunding in Oregon, at Last?

by Lee Lashway Oregon is on the verge of joining a small number of other states in charting a path for its small businesses looking to raise a relatively small amount of capital through the sale of securities to a broader...

Recent Mandates for Federal Contractors

By Kate Grado Equal Employment Opportunity On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The executive order amends Executive Order 11246, which prohibits...

Say What? NLRB Decisions Regarding Confidentiality, Respectful Workplace, and Non-Disparagement Policies

By Shari Lane First let me say that it’s not as bad as it sounds.  Well, maybe it is.  We told you last year that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or “the Board”) continues to hand down decisions that...

Shari Lane Speaks at BOLI’s 30th Annual Employment Law Conference

Labor and Employment attorney Shari Lane will be presenting at BOLI’s 30th Annual Employment Law Conference, which will be held on November 6-7, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Shari will be speaking on “Legal Hiring: Get...

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