Articles & Alerts

Q&A: Limited Liability Protection

by Jason Yarashes Q: Can I lose the limited liability protection afforded by my LLC or corporation? A: Yes. The primary way that owners, shareholders, and members of business organizations can become personally liable for company debts in the event...

Q&A: IRA Beneficiary Designations

by Ted Simpson Q:  Who should I name as the beneficiary of my IRA? A:  Proper designation of your IRA beneficiary is a very important part of your estate plan. If done incorrectly, your heirs may have to pay significantly more...

Chiefly L&E: Spring Issue 2013

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Spring 2013 Inside This Issue: HLGR Attorney Updates; Proposed Oregon Legislation; New FMLA Regulations; At Will Employment Changes; Authority of the NLRB; Overpayment of Health and Welfare Trusts; Right to Marry;...

Closely-Held Business News: Obama’s 2014 Budget – Estate & Gift Tax Provisions

President Obama’s 2014 Budget Estate & Gift Tax Provisions by Ted Simpson On April 10, 2013, the President released his federal budget proposals for fiscal year 2014. The Treasury Department’s “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals”...

Q&A: Wellness Programs for Employers

by Aaron Bals Q: What should I keep in mind when revamping my company’s wellness program? A: In 2014, federal health reform will require wellness programs to meet new guidelines. The requirements vary depending on whether your wellness program is...

Oregonians Pay Price for Deeply Flawed PERS

William Gary’s (an attorney & shareholder) opinion piece to the Eugene Register-Guard.  

Closely-Held Business News: New Changes in the Tax Law

New Changes in the Tax Law by Ted Simpson Back in January, we informed you about an important new law passed by the Federal government. It is called the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which is known by its...

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...

Q&A: Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program

by John Witherspoon Q: With interest rates continuing at near-historical lows, are there long-term financing options for real estate I should be considering? A: Particularly for privately-held business owners, loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) are worth considering....

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