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Play or Pay: Crunching the Numbers on Affordable Care Act Penalties

For their April 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views, Colin Love-Geiger and Bob Carey study the Affordable Care Act and guide employers through the cost-benefit analysis of the decision…
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Farm Bill Inaction Threatens Rural Solar Program

In his March 2013 article for Solar Industry magazine David Petersen discusses the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), a lesser-known federal renewable energy initiative which helps finance solar installations.
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Sick Times in Portland: What You Should Know about Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance

In their March 2013 "General Counsel" article for the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News & Views newsletter, Blerina Kotori and Bob Carey discuss a proposed city ordinance that would require Portland employers to provide sick leave…
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Protecting Your Company's Competitive Advantage Through Employment Agreements

In a "General Counsel" article for the February issue of the Portland Human Resource Management Association's News and Views, Bob Carey advises Oregon employers on how to prevent employees from competing against the company or otherwise disrupting…
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Tax Credit May Give Wind Energy a Gust

In his January 28 article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Max Miller discusses the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the new language it incorporates concerning wind energy tax credits. The new language change provides a longer period of…
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Protecting the Crown Jewels of the Business

In his January 8 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Aman advises businesses on how best to protect access to customer lists, product details, and other proprietary data when an employee leaves. Ultimately, the best way…
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Creative Deal Structure Brings Solar to Tigard's Rolling Hills Community Church

In a recent news article for Solar Oregon, David Petersen outlines the deal structure that allowed Tigard's Rolling Hills Community Church to install a solar energy system on its rooftop. In collaboration with Lake Oswego's NW Photon Energy, the…
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Butter Creek Development Still in Litigation

In her December 19 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanne Chamberlain details the continuing legal saga of Ralls Corp.'s Butter Creek wind farm development in Morrow County, Oregon. As David Petersen discussed in a previous…
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Warranties and Indemnifications

In his December 11 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Steven Wilker discusses warranties and indemnifications and advises business to do their homework before buying or selling a product or service.
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What Will Drive the Water Conservation of the Future?

Jan Neuman had an editorial, "What Will Drive the Water Conservation of the Future?", published in the Fall 2012 issue of freshwater magazine. In the article, Neuman discusses current wasteful water doctrines, the use of inefficient irrigation…
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Whose Idea Was It?

In his November 13 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jon Stride advises companies on how to deal with idea submissions from sources outside the payroll. Company leaders who aren’t careful about how they accept ideas from…
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Obama Blocks Chinese Wind Farms in Oregon

In his November 14 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Petersen discusses President Obama's recent invocation of the Defense Production Act to require a Chinese corporation to divest itself of wind farms purchased in Morrow…
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When Two Worlds Collide: Hybrid Fossil Fuel/Renewable Power Plants

In her October 17 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanette Schuster studies the emerging trend of hybrid fossil fuel/renewable power plants. Hybrid energy systems are likely to make renewable power facilities competitive…
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Encouraging Energy Efficiency Improvements in Multnomah County

In his September 19 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, David Forman discusses efforts by Multnomah County leaders to encourage energy efficiency upgrades to homes and commercial buildings. One key proposal involves the PACE…
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Manage Insurance Coverage Like Risks

In his September 11 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Frank Weiss discusses the importance of insurance policy management. By observing a few simple guidelines, owners can help ensure that their companies receive the full…
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Corn Ethanol in the Hot Seat

In his August 15 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Duncan Delano argues against recent efforts by members of Congress to waive the ethanol production requirement in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Waiving the production requirement…
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Independent Contractors Bring Benefits When Properly Classified

In her August 7 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Kristin Bremer discusses the benefits and risks of hiring independent contractors. Independent contractors can provide flexibility and the potential for greater productivity…
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Clean Diesel Outlook Optimistic Despite WHO Classification of Diesel Exhaust

In her July 18 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Andrea Schmidt discusses the future of diesel in light of the World Health Organization classifying it as carcinogenic. The ubiquity and economic value of diesel means it will…
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Don't Be Careless With a Brand

In his July 10 "Risky Business" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Chris Erickson advises companies on how to choose and protect their trademark.
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Not Quite a FIT: Inside Oregon's VIR Program

In an article for the July issue of Solar Industry Magazine, David Petersen discusses the challenge of balancing supply and demand facing the solar incentive program in Oregon.
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