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Addressing Employee Harassment Complaints
Dec 05, 2019
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We occasionally field urgent calls from worried school leaders confronted with allegations from one of their staff about perceived “harassment” or a “hostile work environment.” These situations present an understandably tense and thorny situation: th...
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Direct Versus Cross-Examination: A Study in Contrast
Jan 01, 2019
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This article was published in the Winter 2019 edition of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal. The comparison of the general rules for conducting direct examinations and cross examinations exposes a common theme. Whatever the rule that a...
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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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New Oregon and Washington Legislation Will Require Employers to Make Some Changes
Jul 16, 2018
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WHAT'S NEW IN OREGON?Oregon has a number of laws that will be going into effect during the summer, most notably predictive scheduling requirements for certain employees. Oregon’s Predictive Scheduling LawOregon’s Predictive Scheduling Law, Senate Bi...
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The Game Changer
May 13, 2020
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The Night the Lights Went Off I was sitting in my hotel room in Hawaii on Wednesday, March 12, 2020 getting ready to view the Jazz-Thunder NBA game when, to my astonishment, the announcer said the game had been postponed because two unidentified play...
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Proposed EEOC Rules Define “Voluntary” for Purposes of Wellness Programs
May 01, 2015
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The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) recently released long-awaited guidance on when employees’ participation in workplace wellness programs will be considered “voluntary” for purposes of the Americans With Disabilities Ac...
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