Articles & Alerts

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.

Chiefly L&E – Winter 2017 Newsletter (Updated)

Employment Law 2017 2016 brought many legislative changes to state and federal employment laws. Some of those changes went into effect last year, others go into effect at some point this year, and still others are in limbo, subject to...

Chiefly L&E – Winter 2017 Newsletter

Employment Law 2017 2016 brought many legislative changes to state and federal employment laws. Some of those changes went into effect last year, others go into effect at some point this year, and still others are in limbo, subject to...

Halt to New Overtime Rule

By HLGR’s Labor & Employment Team On November 22, 2016, a nationwide injunction was issued by a federal judge halting regulatory revisions to overtime rules scheduled to become effective on December 1, 2016. This ruling delays implementation of the Final...

Changes Coming to Whistleblower Laws for Non-Profit Entities and Public Agencies

By Shari Lane Beginning January 1, 2017, Oregon’s public employee whistleblower laws will also apply to the employees and board members of any 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that receives public funds through a grant or contract. Affected employers must create and...

Oregon Court of Appeals Affirms Right to Shareholder Buy-Out

Litigation over disputes among shareholders in closely held corporations can be lengthy, expensive, and stressful.  It is hard on the company’s shareholders, employees, creditors, and the economy.  The Oregon legislature created a statutory “escape route” in ORS 60.952.  In certain...

New Minimum Wage Laws Go Into Effect July 1, 2016

Don’t forget: The new minimum wage laws go into effect TOMORROW, July 1, 2016. Portland Metropolitan area/all areas within the Urban Growth Boundary: $9.75/hour Other urban/suburban regions: $9.75/hour (Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion,...

Sharon Rudnick Quoted on Succession Planning

Sharon A. Rudnick was quoted in the June 2016 edition of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin’s article “Reality and Retirement: The Legal Profession Must Deal with the Challenges of an Aging Workforce,” by Cliff Collins. In the article, Sharon discusses...

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