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Portland, Oregon 97205, United States
Phone: (503) 224-3380
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Ninth Circuit Rules That Basing Employees’ Wages on Their Prior Compensation Violates the Equal Pay Act

Employers in the Ninth Circuit (which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawai’i) can no longer justify pay differentials between male and female employees based upon employees’…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Washington Legislature Enacts Multiple Anti-Employer Statutes

In the recently concluded session, Washington legislators enacted numerous laws that will adversely affect employers of all sizes across the State. With so many changes, it is key that employers stay up to date and understand…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

5 Key Takeaways from FERC’s Recent Energy Storage Order

In February, FERC issued Order 841, Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators (the “Order”), requiring RTOs and ISOs to establish new market…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Following Ninth Circuit’s Lead, Fourth Circuit Expands CWA Jurisdiction to Groundwater Where “Connection” to Navigable Waters Exists

Reviving a federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”) lawsuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that that an indirect discharge – such as a discharge to ground water – may fall within the scope of the CWA, if the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Remember to Advise Your Employees About the Earned Income Tax Credit

As tax season comes to an end, remember to tell your employees about their potential eligibility for the earned income tax credit (EITC), if you have not done so already. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted SB 398 which…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Good for You, Great for Me: DOGGR Issues Notice to Operators with Guidance for Collection of Oilfield Water Quality Data

On March 7, 2018, the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR,” or “Division”) published a notice to operators (“NTO”) regarding updated guidelines for oilfield water quality data. The NTO outlines…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Another Hazardous Waste Enforcement Action Costs a Major Retailer Millions

On March 8, 2018, California regulators reached a settlement agreement with Home Depot wherein the retail giant agreed to pay $27.84 million for various hazardous waste violations. The State hit Home Depot with penalties for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law

Attention NSR Geeks #2: EPA Flips Position on “Project Netting”

On March 13, 2018, EPA issued another new NSR interpretation. This one allows a source to take into account emissions decreases when performing the first step in determining NSR applicability, effectively rewriting the long…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Don’t Get Locked Out: Securing Access with Easements

Forestland parcels in the Pacific Northwest often are not accessible by public roads alone. This means forest-land owners must frequently cross property owned by other parties, including private owners, tribes, and local, state,…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Provisions Under the New Tax Law that Affect Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 went into effect on January 1, 2018. The new law makes some changes that affect tax-exempt (nonprofit) organizations. Except as otherwise noted, these changes are effective now and will sunset…more
 /  Business Organizations, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

California Supreme Court Instructs Employers How to Calculate Employee Overtime Pay Rate

In Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California, the California Supreme Court determined how employers must calculate an employee’s overtime pay rate when the employee earns a bonus during a single pay period. While the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Second Legislative Update: Oil & Gas Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

Stoel Rives’ Oil & Gas Team has been monitoring bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 legislative session. Below are the latest updates on the bills our team has been following during…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Avoiding Development Disasters: Land Inventory and 1031 Exchanges

The ability to defer taxes through a 1031 Exchange can make or break a real estate transaction. But federal tax law does not treat all real estate owners equally. Under IRC Section 1031(a)(2), real property held “primarily for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

At the Intersection of Pollution and Poverty, California Attorney General Establishes Bureau of Environmental Justice, and Industry Should Get Prepared

On February 22, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the Department of Justice is opening an environmental justice office within the Environment Section: the Bureau of Environmental Justice (“Bureau”)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law

Tax Law Alert: Pending Oregon Legislation Would Decouple Oregon from Federal Tax Reforms

SB 1528 provides, in part, that in calculating Oregon taxable income a taxpayer must add back any IRC § 199A deduction taken for federal purposes. An earlier version of SB 1528 also would have modified Oregon’s preferential tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Taxation
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