Tonkon Torp LLP

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1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States
Phone: 503.221.1440
Fax: 503.274.8779
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
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50-100 Attorneys

Diversity Visa Lottery 2019 Open October 3 To November 7

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced registration dates for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program 2019 (DV Lottery). Online registration for the DV Lottery opens Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern…more
 /  Immigration Law

Premium Processing Resumes For H-1B Cap Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. Who can use Premium Processing? Premium processing…more
 /  Immigration Law

IRS Challenges Ahead For Insurance Producers?

A 2017 Tax Court decision, Fleischer v. Commissioner, may call into question a tax planning strategy commonly used by commissioned brokers and salespersons in many industries. This Alert looks at the impact of the decision on…more
 /  Insurance, Taxation

Federal District Court Invalidates The DOL's Overtime Rules

A federal judge in Texas issued an order on August 31, 2017, invalidating the Final Rule to the so-called "White Collar Exemptions" promulgated by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Final Rule, the minimum…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

USCIS To Require In-Person Interviews For Employment-Based Permanent Residence Applicants

On August 28, 2017, USCIS announced that it will be phasing in interviews for employment-based applicants for adjustment of status to permanent residence. The phase-in will begin October 1, and requires employees in temporary…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Big Changes For Large Employers: Oregon Legislature Passes Fair Work Week Act

Recently, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 828, known as the Fair Work Week Act, which will dramatically change how covered employers schedule workers. Governor Brown is expected to sign the law soon…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell Regulation A+ Offering

On the corner of NE MLK and Burnside in Portland, the new Fair-Haired Dumbbell building is nearly complete. The building has garnered attention for its unique architectural design and painting plans. But more important for…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Securities Law

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Go Into Effect, With Limitations

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court (Court) permitted the "Travel Ban" set forth in the second Executive Order issued by President Trump on March 6, 2017 (EO-2) to temporarily go into effect, with constraints. EO-2 provided…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Beware Environmental Regulations Lurking in Local Codes – Such as the Wellhead Protection Program

Most companies know that the environmental impacts of their operations are regulated by the federal government (primarily the US Environmental Protection Agency) and various state governments (in Oregon, primarily the Oregon…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 – What Should Employers Be Doing Now?

On June 1, 2017, the Governor signed into law the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 (the Act), expanding the current law's protection against wage disparities among employees. Currently, Oregon prohibits discrimination "between the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department Of Labor To Increase Enforcement Of H-1B And Other Visa Programs

On June 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will increase activities to combat fraud and abuse in employment-based visa programs. This will include not only H-1B visas, but other types of nonimmigrant…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Trump Administration Appeals Decision On Trump "Travel Ban #2" To U.S. Supreme Court

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the preliminary injunction on the Trump Administration's "Travel Ban #1," President Trump issued a new Executive Order on March 6, 2017 that included a temporary 90-day ban on U.S…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Oregon House Passes Hidden Property Tax Increase

The Oregon House of Representatives just passed a bill (now headed to the Senate) that will significantly increase property taxes in some Oregon cities. House Bill 2088 allows cities to pick the method for determining a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Employer Cannot Fire Employees For Obscenity-Laced Facebook Posts During Union Organizing Campaign

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protects employees who engage in concerted activities for purposes of collective bargaining or for mutual aid and protection. How far that protection extends was tested in NLRB v…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is Property Tax Reform Coming to Oregon?

As our state faces a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, lawmakers are considering a number of ways to raise taxes to bridge the gap. One current proposal asks Oregonians to reconsider Measure 50, their 1990s-era property tax revolt…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation
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