Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.

Document Library to Protect and Capitalize on Intellectual Property

All companies need to take steps to document their rights in and the value of their intellectual property. When your core business is based on key intellectual property, be it a distinctive brand (trademark), innovative…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual...

Executing Enforceable and Practical Non-Compete Agreements

Savvy business owners realize the value of key employees. The savviest business owners consider the execution of a strong non-compete agreement with key employees to avoid costly fallout when key employees leave the…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Veterans Preference: New Temporary Rule for Oregon Public Employers

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently issued a new temporary rule that addresses the veterans preference obligations of Oregon public employers. The temporary rule clarifies that job recruitment announcements…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law

NLRB Lays Its Notice Posting Rule to Rest

What seems like ages ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a controversial rule that required a significant portion of private sector employers — both union and non-union — to post a notice informing employees…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Succession Planning: No Better Time to Start Than Now

Succession planning for eventual transition of a closely-held business is a multidisciplinary practice that involves careful consideration of legal, business, practical, and (often) familial decisions. Early introspection and…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Q&A: When to Publicly Announce New Business Idea or Product

When is the right time to publicly announce a new business idea or product? It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of a new business or product launch, but without careful planning, a public announcement may hinder…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Tips for Productive 2013 Year-End Tax Planning

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…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

EEOC and Criminal Background Checks

On September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, shot and killed twelve people in a Navy Yard, and wounded many others. Mr. Alexis had a criminal history and history of serious mental illness, and human resources…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

More Decisions on Social Media

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…more

| Labor & Employment Law

New Rules for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor (DOL) recently finalized new rules affecting the affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and…more

| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Military...

Employers: Did You Meet Your Deadlines?

EEO-1 Report: 9/30/13* Employers with at least 100 employees - *The EEOC’s only remedy for failing to file the forms is to require you to file them. There are no fines or penalties associated with non-filing or…more

| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Minimum Wage Increases Ahead

Minimum Wage Increases Ahead: - Oregon’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $9.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2014. …more

| Labor & Employment Law

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