Articles & Alerts

Employment Law Alert: Recent Developments Regarding Workplace Privacy Rights

Recent Developments Regarding Workplace Privacy Rights New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Privacy of Employee Personal Emails Accessed on Work Computer On March 30, 2010, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision in Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc., 201...

Employment Law Alert: Medical Marijuana Update / New Health Care Reform Law Provides Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Medical Marijuana Update/New health care reform law provides break time for nursing mothers Employers Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Users Oregon State Supreme Court rules federal Controlled Substances Act preempts state law On April 15, 2010, the Oregon Supreme Court...

Health Law Alert

Health Law Alert Following the March 23 signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the related amendments under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, on March 30, the enormous effort of implementing comprehensive health reform has...

Employment Law Alert: New Workplace Credit Check Ban Enacted By Oregon Legislature

NEW WORKPLACE CREDIT CHECK BAN ENACTED BY OREGON LEGISLATURE Senate Bill 1045, adopted by the Oregon Legislature during the February 2010 special legislative session, will prohibit, with limited exceptions, the use of credit histories by employers in making employment-related decisions....

DOJ Increases Budget to Investigate and Prosecute Healthcare Fraud Cases

DOJ Increases Budget to Investigate and Prosecute Healthcare Fraud Cases The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that the Obama administration has requested $29.2 billion for the Justice Department’s national security and traditional law enforcement missions. The Department has stated...

Government Group Newsletter: The Capitol Mall Dispatch

Volume 1, First Quarter, 2010 LEGISLATURE CONVENES The Legislative Assembly convened February 1, 2010. Here are summaries of a few significant bills. Significant Legislation A-Engrossed HB 3706: Insurance,Loans Lenders currently are exempt from certain private lawsuits and from enforcement actions...

2009 Oregon Employment Legislation Update

EMPLOYMENT ALERT 2009 OREGON EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION UPDATE At HARRANG LONG, our Labor and Employment Practice Group makes a point of identifying new legislation that may impact our clients and their businesses. The 2009 Oregon Legislature enacted many new labor and employment laws...

2009 Federal Employment Legislation Update

EMPLOYMENT ALERT 2009 FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION UPDATE At HARRANG LONG, our Labor and Employment Practice Group makes a point of identifying new legislation that may affect our clients and their businesses. This alert describes selected changes in federal labor and employment laws...

New Health Security Breach Notification Rules

NEW HEALTH SECURITY BREACH NOTIFICATION RULES Interim final rules implementing security breach notification requirements for personal health data released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) create new compliance obligations. The new HHS rule became effective on September...

Retirement Tax-Advantaged Planning: 2010’s Liberalized IRA-to-Roth-IRA Conversion

Retirement Tax-Advantaged Planning: 2010’s Liberalized IRA-to-Roth-IRA Conversion Authored By: Jonathan D. Mishkin, LL.M. Next year will be a pivotal one for retirement planning, as it will be the fi rst year in which taxpayers will be eligible to convert funds...