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RAIN Celebrates its Official Launch

The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) celebrated its official launch and the opening of their new Eugene home at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce building with a ceremonial signing of the Declaration of Cooperation by its partners. On May 28, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber joined RAIN co-conveners, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning, along with representatives [...]

Amber Zupancic-Albin Joins HLGR’s Health Care Law and Professional Liability Defense Practices in Portland

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Amber Zupancic-Albin has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Portland office. Amber joined HLGR on May 5, 2014 and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in the Health Care Industry Law practice group, as well as in the Professional Liability [...]

Vaden Francisco Joins the Eugene Airport Advisory Committee

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (HLGR) is pleased to announce that Vaden Francisco, Jr., an associate in the firm’s Eugene office, was recently nominated to the Eugene Airport Advisory Committee (AAC) by the Airport Director and approved by the City of Eugene’s Public Works Director. The AAC is responsible for providing recommendations to airport staff [...]

Vaden Francisco Joins HLGR’s Business Practice in Eugene

HLGR is pleased to announce that Vaden Francisco, Jr. has joined the firm as an associate attorney in our Eugene office. Vaden joined HLGR on January 6, 2014, so he could work closely with other business attorneys in Eugene and Portland while expanding the legal services available to his clients. Vaden’s law practice will continue to focus [...]

HLGR Adopts a Classroom

Attorneys and staff from our Portland office participated in the “Adopt a Classroom” holiday giving project this year. We had a lot of fun selecting and purchasing a wide array of fun and skill-building toys for the “Wobblers” (ages 12-18 months) at the Peninsula Children’s Learning Center. This was really a fun way to give [...]

Discipline and Documentation

Presenter: Shari Lane Shari will be presenting on discipline and documentation issues at the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries’ 29th Annual Employment Law Conference. For more details on the two-day conference at the Oregon Convention Center, including registration information, please visit the State of Oregon BOLI website.

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Is your business prepared to comply with new requirements?

by Kate Grado The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor recently finalized a new rule affecting the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors. The new rule, which is effective on March 24, 2014, includes changes to the requirements surrounding equal opportunity clauses, invitations to self-identify, [...]

Tips for Productive 2013 Year-End Tax Planning

by Ted Simpson Year-end tax planning could be especially productive this year because timely action could nail down a host of tax breaks that won’t be around next year unless Congress acts to extend them, which, at the present time, looks doubtful. These include, for individuals: the option to deduct state and local sales and [...]

More Decisions on Social Media

by Shari Lane You have read in this newsletter and elsewhere that the National Labor Relations Board has been cracking down on company policies that restrict what employees can say about their employers. New decisions continue to narrow the scope of what restrictions are allowed and those that may be considered a violation of the [...]

Trust and Estate Planning Seminar

Presenters: Ted Simpson (and others) While the permanence of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 provides a welcome contrast to the uncertainty about exemption amounts and rates that the last 10 years provided, it also raises questions and concerns regarding whether one should rely on portability as an estate planning strategy, how one should [...]