PRH Rated Among Best Law Firms for 2015

WASHINGTON November 3, 2014 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination […]

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A Measured Response to Measure 91

Employers in Oregon are likely asking themselves: “How will the legalization of marijuana affect my workplace?” If Measure 91 passes, employers will still be able to prohibit employees from possessing or using marijuana while at work, but you can also prohibit employees from having any detectable amount of marijuana present in their system.   Many […]

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Employee Lawsuits on Steroids

EMPLOYEE LAWSUITS ON STEROIDS So you think you have it bad? Trust me, there is always another employer with a “better” story to tell. Consider this story, reproduced with permission of Robin Shea of the office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Atlanta, Georgia. “Don’t hate me because I’m white.” A police officer in Georgia […]

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Employee’s Profanity Toward Manager was Protected Activity

On May 28th, the National Labor Relations Board considered the case of an auto dealership employee who was terminated for calling his manager an “asshole” and a “f—ing crook.”  The Board concluded that the employee was improperly terminated because the conduct occurred while the employee was complaining about the company’s compensation policies and failure to […]

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Hiring the Right Employees

Dee Rubanoff and Chandra Hatfield have presented a series of regional trainings for Special Districts Association of Oregon.  The title is “How to Hire the Right Employees Without Breaking the Law.”   The dates were  May 6 in Lake Oswego, May 13 in Newport, May 19 in Bend, May 20 in Pendleton.  The final presentation […]

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