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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Pay Issues Regarding Special Safety Gear
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has clarified the definition of a compensable work day for employees required to wear special safety gear.
Marion County Court Invalidates Measure 37
Oregon's Measure 37 has been at the center of controversy since being passed by voters in 2004. Recently, Measure 37 was ruled unconstitutional by the Marion County Circuit Court. This article provides a brief update regarding these developments.
Chinese Premerger Notification Requirements
While the People's Republic of China continues its halting steps toward robust merger control legislation, many foreign investors and companies are not aware that current PRC premerger notification regulations may require notification of and approval…
Protecting and Leveraging Your Intellectual Property
Building a solid intellectual property foundation is just as important as generating capital or seeking investors. This article outlines simple steps that can help you establish and maintain a sound intellectual property foundation for your business…
Collision of Medical Marijuana and Oregon Disability Laws Leaves Employers in Limbo
Among the challenging human resource issues for Oregon employers in the last decade is the question of how to handle employees who are legally using marijuana. Must employers accommodate medical marijuana use?
Buyer and Lender Beware: Financing Measure 37 Property
Eight months after taking effect, Measure 37 still triggers more questions than answers. One of the most significant unresolved question is whether waivers of land use regulations are transferable. This article explores the issue of waiver…
Tonkon Torp's Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2006
A remarkable thirty-five percent of Tonkon Torp partners were selected by their legal peers in Woodward, White's 2006 Best Lawyers in America.
Are Your Employees Putting You At Risk When They Drive While Gabbing?
Potential liability continues to grow for employers. Some have recently been found liable for car accidents caused, at least in part, by an employee's use of a cell phone to conduct business.
Supreme Court Opens Door to More Age Discrimination Lawsuits
The Court's opinion in Smith v. City Of Jackson is almost certain to increase the volume of age discrimination claims.
Pro Bono Takes Center Stage at Prominent Local Firm Retreat
Tonkon Torp's legacy of pro bono was a cornerstone of the firm's annual retreat this year. This Multnomah Lawyer article highlights the firm's commitment to pro bono, a core value of the firm since its inception that continues to this day.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Government's Ability to Condemn Private Property For Economic Redevelopment
On June 23, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. City of New London upheld the condemnation of private property in furtherance of an economic redevelopment plan.
Tonkon Torp Attorneys Selected for Chambers & Partners USA 2005-2006
Tonkon Torp LLP's reputation as home to some of the most impressive legal talent in the state is strengthened by the recognition of ten Tonkon Torp partners as America's leading business lawyers by Chambers and Partners USA® 2005-2006.
Biometric Exit Pilot in Seattle; ICE Arrests 9 Working on Visa Waiver
The Department of Homeland Security begins a Biometric Exit Pilot program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested nine people working illegally on the visa waiver program.