COVID-19 Orders May Increase Accessibility to Remote Notary Services

By Margaret Gander-Vo, Real Estate & Land Use Attorney Notarizing deeds, wills, and other documents during the COVID-19 pandemic while attempting to maintain recommended social distancing practices as created a significant challenge. Some banks are utilizing drive-up windows to facilitate necessary witnessing. Other offices have implemented systems where the notary and the signer take turns

Spring Cleaning Your Employee Posters

By Sarah Holmes, Attorney –  Litigation Practice Group Spring cleaning usually means decluttering your space. Out with the old, in with the new. This spring, as you are going through everything that has piled up over the years, remember to give your employee posters a closer look. But don’t start throwing them out just yet.

Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) is Now in Effect

By Caleb Williams, Business & Taxation Law Attorney  As of January 1, Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) is in effect and shortly businesses will need to take action to comply with this new tax law. All businesses with $750,000 or more of commercial activity in Oregon must register for the CAT with the Oregon Department

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Rule Pertaining to Employee Overtime

By Randall Sutton, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new rule that will clarify that many perks offered by employers don’t need to be factored in to the “regular rate” when an employer calculates overtime. A quick initial look does not provide any big surprises. But for sake

What’s Coming in Employment Law for 2020

By David Briggs, Employment Law and Litigation Attorney As many of our clients already know, the 2019 Oregon Legislature was quite busy. There are a number of things that employers need to keep in mind as they roll into 2020. Here are a few of the highlights: Oregon’s Pay Equity Act is now in effect. If you

Don’t Forget These Year-End To-Dos for Your Business

By Christine Moehl, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney and Courtney Kohler, Attorney Year-end is a great time to reflect on your business and to plan for how you want your business to evolve in 2020. With all the responsibilities and challenges of running a business, it’s inevitable that things like entity maintenance may slip