In 2019, the Oregon legislature modified the rules for administering “small estates” of persons who die on or after January 1, 2020. By way of introduction, an estate is a “small estate” if the total value of the assets that need to be administered … [Read more...] about New Rules For Oregon “Small Estates”
If you’re a landlord in Oregon, either by choice or happenstance, your most worrisome concern is probably what happens if a tenant won’t leave at the end of the lease term or after an eviction notice is served. There are horror stories galore and, … [Read more...] about Your Tenant Actually Moved Out, Now What?
An employee posted on Facebook that her manger was a “scumbag” and was terminated for the comment. The termination was unlawful. A Chipotle employee tweeted about his low pay and was fired. The firing was unlawful. An employee posted a status update on … [Read more...] about Social Media Posts
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?
An often-overlooked issue regarding real property is whether the lot or parcel being conveyed was legally created. Oftentimes a lot or parcel is sold multiple times, among multiple parties, leading everyone involved in the transaction, the buyer, … [Read more...] about Is Your Lot Legal?