A New Path for Property Owners

By Jennifer C. Paul, JD   The recent U.S. Supreme Court Case, Knick v. Twp. of Scott, Pennsylvania, 139 S Ct 2162, 204 L Ed 2d 558 (2019))—opinion issued June 21, 2019— may change the landscape for private property owners bringing claims against the government for unlawful takings of their private property, opening a new

Considerations of Estate Planning

by Amanda Afshar, Associate Attorney in the Estate Planning practice group Amid much speculation and media attention, Republicans in Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”) in just under two months, and the President signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act created sweeping tax reforms. The Congressional Budget Office reported

Employment Department Conducts its First Town Hall on Paid Family Leave

  By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group The Employment Department conducted its first virtual “Town Hall” to discuss “Contributions” under the new Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance (“PFMLI”) program.  Several other sessions will be offered on other aspects of the new law.  Because this was the first session, it ended

DOL Changes Course on FFCRA Coverage for Healthcare Providers

  By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group Back when the FFCRA was first signed into law, we reviewed the statute and were fairly certain that only physicians and direct care providers would be exempt from the FFCRA. Then the DOL issued its FAQs which provided that all employees of a health care provider were exempt whether or

HB 4212: Providing Support of Community Focused Emergency Shelters

By Margaret Gander-Vo, Attorney in the Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group The 2020 Legislative Special Session focused largely on addressing the pressing emergencies facing the State. However, several bills that were stalled by the Republican lead walkout in the regular session reemerged and were passed by both houses. One of which is Speaker Kotek’s

Extending the Eviction Moratorium with House Bill 4213

By Daniel Reynolds, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On June 30, 2020, Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4213 into law to extend the eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill prohibits certain notices of termination and evictions during an “emergency period” currently set to end on September 30, 2020. The new law also creates

The Top 10 Things You May Not Know About House Bill 4204

By Shannon Martinez, Attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation Practice Groups House Bill 4204 (HB 4204) was signed into law on June 30, 2020, after a short, special session of the legislature. House Bill 4204 is known as the “Foreclosure Moratorium;” however, that name is a misnomer because it does a lot

Let’s Talk Reopening: Join Us for a Webinar on Navigating Return to Work Issues

Navigating Return to Work Issues With counties moving to Phase 2, many closed businesses can now reopen and workplaces with remote workers can consider whether and how to bring the team back to the office. Our employment lawyers will discuss how to navigate return to work issues and provide best practices for navigating compliance with

Summary of Key Provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

By Nicole Burke and Caleb Williams, Attorneys in the Business & Taxation Law Practice Group On June 5, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed into law, providing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers with greater opportunity to have their loan partially or completely forgiven. The PPPFA modifies the Small Business Act and the