Articles & Alerts

Employment Law Update – Fall 2019

By: HLGR Labor & Employment Team In this Newsletter: Deadlines – EEO-1 Reports, OregonSaves Increased Threshold for Overtime Exemption Legislative Updates New Requirements for Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Settlements Non-Competition Agreement Requirements Expanded Pregnancy – Discrimination Prohibitions Expanded, Accommodation...

Distribution of Your Institution’s Annual Security Report under the Clery Act

By Randy Geller, Shareholder   Every year, colleges and universities put a great deal of effort into producing their Annual Security Report (“ASR”). But institutions often do not consider how and to whom the ASR must be distributed. That is...

What was it like being part of the first wave of women attorneys?

HLGR’s Susan Marmaduke (pictured at the left in Egypt in 1978, celebrating graduating from law school and taking the California bar exam) and eight other Oregon women attorneys tell all to Super Lawyers.  

Comments, Followers and Friends – Government Social Media Accounts and the First Amendment

HLGR attorneys Randy Geller’s and Aaron Landau’s article, Comments, Followers and Friends, is the cover story in the most recent Oregon State Bar Bulletin.  Remember that when it comes to social media, the law is rapidly changing and always a...

HB 2016 is the Oregon Legislature’s Response to the Janus Decision – and a Lot More

By Sharon Rudnick and Randy Geller On behalf of our public sector clients, we have been monitoring Oregon House Bill 2016, which was signed by Governor Brown on June 20th. The changes to the law made by HB 2016 become...

Water, Water, Everywhere – Drinking Water in Oregon

HLGR attorney Jennie Bricker’s article, Water, Water, Everywhere, is the cover story in the most recent Oregon State Bar Bulletin. The thought-provoking article about water is a must-read for everyone.  

Department of Education Issues New FERPA Guidance

By Randy Geller On February 12th, the U.S. Department of Education, Privacy Technical Assistance Center, issued a guidance document consisting of 37 commonly asked questions about the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”). The...

Proposed Title IX Rules – What’s Better and What’s Worse

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are a mixed bag for colleges and universities. In some ways, the proposed regulations adhere more closely to Title IX itself, which is generally a good thing for institutions of higher education.  In other areas, the draft simply substitutes one set of problems for another. Attorney Randy Geller discusses the proposed changes, and how these may affect educational institutions.

Proposed Title IX Rule Changes – How will Hearings Change?

By Randy Geller The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the U.S. Department of Education on November 16, 2018, addresses the requirement of a hearing head on – more or less. Not surprisingly, the answers differ for higher education...

Proposed Title IX Rule Changes – What are the new Due Process Protections?

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Title IX. The proposed rules, which materially differ from unofficial versions of the NPRM that had previously circulated, would be the first comprehensive regulations issued under Title IX since 1975. This is the first step in what is known as "notice-and-comment rulemaking." These are not final regulations, but the final regulations are likely to be substantially similar.

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