Jordan Jeter

Jordan Jeter

Associate

503.802.2076
jordan.jeter@tonkon.com

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Education

J.D. Order of the Coif, University of Washington School of Law, 2016

B.A., cum laude, Political Science, University of Washington, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

Oregon State Bar

Washington State Bar Association

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Jordan is a dedicated attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. With a commitment to delivering effective solutions, she collaborates closely with employers to navigate complex employment challenges. Jordan represents employers against an array of claims, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as wage and hour and leave law violations. Her litigation practice spans both state and federal courts. Jordan works with a wide variety of clients across multiple industries, including small clinics and large hospital systems, local retailers, food and beverage companies, and numerous companies with a nationwide employee base.

Jordan advises employers on numerous issues, with a notable emphasis on designing and implementing leave programs in compliance with state and federal regulations. Her deep-rooted knowledge ensures clients remain compliant while fostering environments conducive to employee well-being and operational success. As the first in her family to pursue higher education, Jordan brings a unique perspective to her work that makes her especially adaptive and able to put herself in the shoes of clients across a broad spectrum of experience.

Jordan is recognized for her legal excellence by both Chambers USA’s Associates to Watch and Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch. Clients value her for her efficiency and willingness to come up with creative solutions designed for their particular business needs.

Jordan’s professional history includes invaluable experience as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger DeHoog of the Oregon Court of Appeals (now a member of the Oregon Supreme Court) and the Honorable Barbara A. Madsen of the Washington Supreme Court. This advanced understanding of the appeals process gives Jordan a significant edge when advocating for clients.

Beyond her legal pursuits, Jordan finds joy in exploring the city alongside her young children, embarking on cycling adventures, and engaging in spirited games of mahjong with friends.

Community Involvement & Activities

Castles & Bears, Inc.
Board Member

Multnomah Bar Association
Former Member, YLS Service to the Public Committee


Professional Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Women Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America

2023-2024, Ones to Watch – Appellate Practice
2024, Ones to Watch – Labor and Employment Law – Management

Chambers USA

2023-2024, Labor & Employment – Associate to Watch

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Super Lawyers

2023, Oregon Rising Star – Employment & Labor

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Chambers USA 2024 Ranks 28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Chambers USA has recognized 28 Tonkon Torp attorneys in eight practice areas in its 2024 Guide.

Best Lawyers in America® Names 17 Tonkon Torp Attorneys to 2024 Ones to Watch List

Seventeen Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 18 practice groups have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2024 Ones to Watch directory. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer-review honor that acknowledges the professional excellence of attorneys who have been in private practice for less than 10 years.

39 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2023 Super Lawyers Lists

Thirty-nine Tonkon Torp attorneys in 12 practice areas have been included in the 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.

Chambers USA 2023 Ranks 26 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Chambers USA has recognized 26 Tonkon Torp attorneys in eight practice areas in its Chambers USA 2023 Guide.

L&E Update Prepares Employers for 2023 Employment Law Trends and Changes

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted their annual  “Guide to Employment Best Practices” on December 8. The virtual event featured talks on timely trends and issues facing Oregon employers.

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BOLI Issues Temporary Rule Requiring Employers to Issue Notices by June 1

By Jordan Jeter – As July 1 draws near, Oregon employers continue to prepare for upcoming major changes to the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). As a reminder, beginning July 1, 2024, certain employee leaves previously protected by OFLA will instead be protected only by Paid Leave Oregon. To help employers prepare for the July 1 transition, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued a temporary rule to provide employers guidance on how to handle leaves that were previously approved or designated under OFLA.

The Service Industry Must Revisit Tipping Policies or Prepare to Pay Up

By Jordan Jeter – Recent news of six-digit demands and lawsuits filed by the Department of Labor against multiple Oregon-based institutional restaurant chains has local businesses across the service industry wondering: “Are we tipping our employees properly?” The answer lies in the company’s tip-pooling policy and practices.

Are Real Estate Agents Independent Contractors Under New DOL Rules?

By Jordan Jeter – The U.S. Department of Labor’s new rules on determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee went into effect March 11, 2024. The changes reflect the current political climate strongly favoring employee-employer relationships over independent contractors. The shifting landscape is a great opportunity for industries that commonly use independent contractors—like real estate brokers—to revisit those relationships and their practices moving forward.

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractors

By Jordan Jeter – The U.S. Department of Labor has published its final rule on how to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule is effective March 11, 2024, and it rescinds the department’s 2021 independent contractor rule.

Oregon Passes Law to Align Oregon Family Leave Act and Paid Leave Oregon

By Jordan Jeter – The projected start date for Paid Leave Oregon (PLO)—September 3, 2023—is just around the corner. As employers work to get their policies ready, one of the common questions is what to do when PLO does not align with the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), which has been in place for decades.

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Publications & Presentations

“Important Changes to Oregon Leave Laws,” June 2024

“BOLI Issues Temporary Rule Requiring Employers to Issue Notices by June 1,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2024

“Are Real Estate Agents Independent Contractors Under New DOL Rules?” Ear to the Ground, March 2024

“The Service Industry Must Revisit Tipping Policies or Prepare to Pay Up,” The Portland Business Journal, March 2024

“Oregon Passes Law to Align Oregon Family Leave Act and Paid Leave Oregon,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, July 2023

“PUMP Act Expands Employee Lactation Break Rights,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2023

“BOLI Clarifies Intersection Between Paid Leave Oregon and the Oregon Family Leave Act,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, April 2023

“Why Your Company May Be Required to Include Salary Information in Job Postings,” Portland Business Journal, Jan. 2023

“State of Emergency Expands OFLA Eligibility,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Dec. 2022

“Getting Ready for Paid Leave Oregon,” Tonkon Torp Guide to Employment Best Practices, Dec. 2022

“California’s New Bereavement Leave Requirement,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Nov. 2022

“California and Washington to Require Salaries on Job Postings,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022

“New Seattle Independent Contractor Ordinance Now in Effect,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022

“Oregon Equal Pay Bonus Exemptions Set to Expire Soon,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022

“Paid Leave Oregon Equivalent Plan Applications Now Available,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Sept. 2022

“New Overtime Requirements for Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturers,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, July 2022

“EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on COVID-19 in the Workplace,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, July 2022

“Washington State Significantly Limits Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Agreements,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, June 2022

“Get Ready for Paid Leave Oregon,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May 2022

Divorcing After 55: Healthcare Coverage Before Medicare Eligibility,” Lacamas Magazine, Feb. 2020

State v. Crumpton: How the Washington State Supreme Court Improved Access to Justice in Post-Conviction DNA Testing,” Washington Law Review, 2015