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Washington Arbitration Agreement Held Unenforceable When Entered Into During the Course of Employment
Nov 09, 2015
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A Washington appellate court has barred employers from entering into arbitration agreements with at-will employees unless they provide additional consideration, such as a cash payment. In a decision involving an employee who was presented with a revi...
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Selling Your Residence? Plan to Maximize Your Tax Exemption
Sep 02, 2015
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Planning to downsize? Helping a parent sell the family homestead? The Internal Revenue Code permits gains from the sale of a principal residence to be realized tax-free, subject to relatively generous limits, as long as certain requirements are met....
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The Basics of Charitable Remainder Trusts
Sep 02, 2015
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Charitable remainder trusts (“CRTs”) are irrevocable, split-interest trusts that are ideal for certain philanthropic clients, and these trusts are increasingly popular now that real estate prices are soaring. This article will be the first in a two-p...
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Effective Cross-Examination (Think Of Your Mother)
Sep 01, 2015
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This article was published in the Fall 2015 edition of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal. Cross-examination is perhaps the most challenging aspect of our trial presentations. Unlike Raymond Burr in Perry Mason television serials, it’s fai...
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Sacked: A Unanimous National Labor Relations Board Stuffs Northwestern University Football Players' Union Effort
Aug 26, 2015
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College football has a way of bringing strange bedfellows together. Last week, all five members of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”)—who seem to rarely agree on anything—joined in a decision that ended the effort by Northwestern Univers...
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Blog Post: EPA Adopts Clean Power Plan
Aug 05, 2015
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Earlier this week, the EPA adopted rules under the Clean Air Act intended to ensure that by 2030, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants will be 32 percent below 2005 levels. Read full blog post here.
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