Attention clients and counsel and others! Gunderson Employment Law now has enhanced text message functionality. For those who wish to communicate with me quickly, if you receive e-mail from me you will find in my signature block a special dedicated number to add to your
On Monday, Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court of the District of Oregon issued a fifty-five page opinion ruling on a variety of challenges to the State of Oregon’s vaccine mandate, which is applicable to a variety of public and private employees.
People who claim “natural immunity” from having had COVID and recovering should not be granted a pass from vaccination. I’m amending my case acceptance policy to decline cases of people who claim “natural immunity.” When you get sick, your body sometimes produces antibodies that stick
Rumor has it that there’s a new treatment for COVID-19 on the scene. Not hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin — one of which was never anything but fantasy which wound up killing someone; the other of which was actually scientifically plausible but turns out to be totally
COVID-19 has been absolutely awful for America and the world. It has been awful for everyone. It has been awful for my practice. And thanks to the emergence of variants, we are confronting the possibility of new general masking, distancing, and possibly lockdown orders. This
Earlier this week I heard a news story on the radio about non-competition agreements. These go by other names, including the one I am most familiar with, “restrictive covenants.” Whatever you call them, they are agreements between an employer and an employee, always demanded by
The Oregon Judicial Department has recently posted updated fees for a wide variety of court filings. Below are some of the ones that are most frequently used in my practice. There are many other fees for many other kinds of matters that the courts handle.
I don’t normally address negligence cases or cases outside of California or Oregon. As an employment lawyer, I, fortunately, don’t often have to deal with death issues. But this one leaps out for a comment. Remember what it was like when the COVID transmission orders
The question is simple: can an employer require that an employee returning to the workplace be vaccinated? The general answer is simple, too: yes, in most cases an employer can require workers to be COVID vaccinated. And they can require written proof of it, too.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve become aware of problems with my office phone service and voice mail. I’d like to take a moment to apologize to all my clients, opposing counsel, and other people who have been trying to get in touch with me