Articles & Alerts

Closely-Held Business Potential Scam Alert: Annual Notification by Corporate Records Service – “Notice of 2013 Annual Minutes Form” Scam

POTENTIAL SCAM ALERT: Annual Notification by Corporate Records Service – “Notice of 2013 Annual Minutes Form” Scam The Oregon Secretary of State recently published a notice that it has received numerous complaints of a potential scam aimed at Oregon business...

Q&A: Real Estate Investment Holdings

by Randy Duncan Q: Why should I hold my investment real estate in an LLC rather than in my own name or in a corporation? A: The limited liability company (“LLC”) has become a familiar vehicle for ownership of investment...

Chiefly L&E: Winter Issue 2013

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Winter 2013 Inside This Issue: Crime victim’s rights, NLRB guidance on atwill disclaimers, new FRCA forms, new posters,and independent contractor classifications. Employers with questions are encouraged to contact Sharon Rudnick or...

Closely-Held Business News: Businesses May Have New Recourse in Cyber Fraud Cases

Businesses May Have New Recourse in Cyber Fraud Cases by Jason Yarashes A recent ruling by a federal appeals court in favor of a business over a bank in a cyber fraud case underscores two critical points for closely-held businesses....

Q&A: Social and Environmental Responsibility

by Jason Yarashes Q: I want social and environmental responsibility to be a primary consideration for my business. Can I address this goal during entity formation? A: Current Oregon law permits owners to embed these goals into a business’s governing...

Q&A: Trade Secret Laws

by John Rake Q: How should I protect my businesses’ innovations that are not patentable? A: Trade secret laws protect a broader category of subject matter than patent laws. Trade secret laws protect any information that provides economic value to...

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...

Q&A: Crowdfunding

by John Rake Q: How can crowdfunding help my business?  A: Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through a large number of small contributions from the general public using the internet. Currently, entrepreneurs use crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter.com to...

Q&A: Exporting Goods Internationally

by Pete Simons Q: My company is planning to start exporting goods internationally. What are the legal considerations? A: 1) Determine if your products or services fall under Export Administration Regulations or International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 2) Screen your...

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...

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