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About Our Firm

Founded in 1957, our law firm has offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon. We assist a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations with legal advice, business transactions, litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings, and government relations. Whatever your legal needs, we provide high-quality counsel, leadership, and value-added, practical solutions. What sets us apart from other […]

What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Oregon

If you are involved with a public entity or if you represent the media, you need to know the ins and outs of federal and state public records and open meetings laws. This seminar, moderated in part by HLGR’s Pete Shepherd and Jim Mountain, will offer updates and recent developments in Oregon law as it […]

Arden Olson to be on Panel Discussion About Protection of Confidential Client Information

HLGR Shareholder Arden Olson will be one of the faculty members for an upcoming ALI-ABA Seminar entitled “Confidential Client Information: When Are Secrets Not Secret?” which will be broadcast live as a telephone seminar and audio webcast on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Arden is a current member of the ABA’s Standing […]

2016 Super Lawyers Honors Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick Attorneys

Eight Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) attorneys in have been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors considered in the nomination and peer evaluation of potential Super Lawyers include education and employment background, experience, […]

The City of Portland’s “Ban-the-Box” Plus Legislation

Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon’s “Ban-the-Box” legislation prohibited Oregon employers from asking about criminal history prior to conducting an interview, or absent an interview, prior to making a job offer (unless one of the statutory exceptions applies). Effective July 1, 2016, Portland employers will be subject to even more stringent requirements. The basics for Portland […]

Oregon’s New Minimum Wage Requirements!

Will you be ready? As mentioned in our March 2nd Breaking News Alert, the minimum wage is going up. Governor Kate Brown signed the new minimum wage law on March 2, 2016. Below is a breakdown of the scheduled increases by county density: URBAN COUNTIES: (Includes: Portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington located inside Portland’s […]

Chiefly L&E – Winter 2016 Newsletter

Labor & Employment Law Legislative Changes and Proposed Changes If you’ve been reading the news, you know there were many legislative changes and proposed changes last year: mandatory sick leave, social media, non-competition agreements, criminal background checks, and overtime exemptions are just a few of the changes and proposed changes. With the ink still drying […]

HLGR Attorney Shari Lane Recently Published the Second Installment in “The Unfairy Tale” Series

HLGR Attorney Shari Lane has recently published the second installment in The Unfairy Tale series, available in print and e-reader version at and other online distributors. Follow this link below to learn more about The Unfairy Tale: Audrey’s Turn!  

Recreational Marijuana: Now What?

By Shari Lane It is important to understand the gravity of the situation facing Oregon and Washington employers, and to refrain from lighting up—er—making light of the problem. This article attempts to weed out frivolous comments, blow through the smoke screen of confusion, and hash out the options. Okay, we’re done being silly now. Washington’s […]

Recent Mandates for Federal Contractors

By Kate Grado Equal Employment Opportunity On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The executive order amends Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national […]