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The Elephant in the Room

By Bob Steringer HLGR’s President and newly appointed Multnomah Bar President recently authored “The Elephant in the Room” for Multnomah Lawyer’s July/August 2015 edition. Click here to read the article.

When Stranahan Doesn’t Get You Where You Need to Go – Advocating for New Approaches to Interpreting the Oregon Constitution

  by Bob Steringer and Brett Applegate HLGR attorney Bob Steringer and Brett Applegate, recently published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of the Oregon State Bar’s Oregon Constitutional Law Newsletter. The article, “When Stranahan Doesn’t Get You Where You Need to Go...

Q&A: Litigation Hold Plans

by Jeff Matthews Q: What is a “litigation hold plan”? A: It is a comprehensive, pre-arranged plan to preserve records for use in prosecuting, or defending against, claims or lawsuits. Nowadays, records primarily reside as electronically stored information (“ESI”). ESI...

Steringer and Matthews Author Chapters for OSB’s Oregon Constitutional Law 2013 Edition

HLGR attorneys, Bob Steringer and Jeff Matthews each contributed a chapter to Oregon Constitutional Law, a new BarBook published by the Oregon State Bar. Steringer authored the “Contract Clause” chapter and Matthews authored the “Right to Bear Arms” chapter. Steringer...

What Should the Court Do With a Decision it Shouldn’t Have Been Able to Make?

Aaron Landau’s article, “State v. Hemenway: What Should the Court Do With a Decision it Shouldn’t Have Been Able to Make?” appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of The Oregon Constitutional Law Newsletter, published by the Oregon State Bar. “An...

District of Oregon Takes Steps to Control the Cost of Litigation

This article, authored by HLGR’s Susan Marmaduke, appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of SideBar published by the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association. District of Oregon Takes Steps to Control the Cost of Litigation Hon. Ann Aiken,...

L&E Alert: Employers Required to Use New Form I-9

Employers Required to Use New Form I-9 REVISED The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a newly revised Form I–9 for employment eligibility verification. Starting May 7, 2013, employers are required to use the new Form I-9. Employers...

L&E Alert: Portland City Council Passes Mandatory Sick Leave Ordinance

Portland City Council Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance The Portland City Council, led by City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, just passed a paid sick leave ordinance. The new ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2014. The ordinance mandates employers...

L&E Alert: OR Minimum Wage Increase and Collective Bargaining ROP Clause

Oregon State Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2013, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase from $8.80 per hour to $8.95 per hour. Oregon employers are reminded to update their required State Minimum Wage workplace poster to reflect the increase. The...

Chiefly L&E: Fall Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Fall 2012 Inside This Issue: workplace investigations; “at-will” employment policies; health care reform; EEOC enforcement priorities through 2016; and EEO-1 report filing. Employers with questions are encouraged to contact us. RECENT...