In recent years, Oregon has enacted a dizzying array of new employment-related laws: mandatory minimum wage, mandatory sick leave, predictive scheduling, and “ban the box,” to name just a few. For employers, new laws are coming so fast that … [Read more...] about Are You Complying With Oregon’s Employee Retirement Savings Plan Requirements?
Land sale contracts, lease/options, and seller-financing all allow a buyer to acquire an interest in property while leaving the seller with title or another form of security. So what purposes are served by each? For a seller, a land sale contract … [Read more...] about Land Sale Contracts, Lease/Option, or Seller-Financing – Which Agreement Should You Choose?
Despite the current administration’s hostility, the overall trend for the cannabis industry remains positive. States with some form of legalization now outnumber those without it. Bills are being proposed in Congress to legalize marijuana to various … [Read more...] about Doing Business With Marijuana – Business Partners Beware
As was recently reported, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded the Cole Memo and related guidelines that had declared a federal policy of non-enforcement against marijuana activities to the extent that they were legal under state law. What does … [Read more...] about Is Marijuana Still Legal In Oregon? Was It Ever?
Although not as momentous as the 2015 session, the 2017 session also included several far-reaching changes to Oregon’s employment law statutes. Perhaps the most significant is House Bill 2005, the new “Pay Equity” statute. HB 2005 prohibits employers … [Read more...] about Deciphering Oregon’s New Pay Equity Statute