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    Access to the Internet through Company Devices

    Use of company-owned electronic devices can create many pitfalls for unsuspecting business owners.  Company devices are often used for personal communications.  In some instances, employees use company devices to look for and obtain their next job, or plan their exit from the company. Absent hiring someone to sit behind each employee and observe their computer…
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    WHO GETS GRANDMA’S ASHES?

    A practical issue that is often overlooked when preparing an estate plan is deciding who will be in charge of disposing of your remains.  People sometimes assume that their personal representative, trustee, or trusted loved ones will automatically get to decide about this issue.  This mistaken assumption can sometimes lead to costly and hurtful disputes…
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    Janus Ripples Being Felt in Oregon

    Last July we highlighted the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. That Supreme Court case held forcing non-union workers to finance union activities “violates the free speech rights. . . by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.” The article ended with: “It is…
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    Oregon’s Receivership Statute

    In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted the new Oregon Receivership Code (“Code”), which took effect on January 1, 2018.  Previously, Oregon’s Receivership State defined types of receiverships which allowed very little flexibility.  The Code provides an efficient, defined mechanism for the appointment and use of a receiver to manage or dispose of assets during the…
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    Selecting the Right Entity: General Partnerships

    In keeping with the theme of previous articles, the next legal entity I will focus on is a general partnership. Similar to sole proprietorships, general partnerships are simple in structure and operation. An obvious differentiating factor, though, is the very nature of a partnership: there is more than one party.  As I further proceed in discussing a general partnership,…
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