I’m often asked to review severance agreements offered by employers who have just terminated people. To do this, there’s several things that I have to do. It’s not quite so simple as just reading the document and saying “Yes, the money is worth it for
Just a note this evening to remind everyone that Gunderson Employment Law has moved! The new office is located at 707 SW Washington Street, Suite 1410, Portland, OR 97205. Mail sent to the old address will be forwarded to the new office on a weekly
I read in the news today that some governors and other state-level executives are starting to lift COVID-19 quarantine orders. Other similar officials in other places are leaving those orders in place or modifying them. This blog is not the place where I express my
A colleague just raised to my attention the case of Sistek v. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, ___ F.3d ___ (April 8, 2020), Fed. Cir. case 19-1168. Some specialty publications in their own reporting of this case described it as “gutting” the Federal Whistleblower Protection Act.
Just a quick reminder: I’m still working! Like a lot of folks, I’m working from home these days. The staff at the office forwards my mail incoming to me, and I’m doing everything out of my home office. What this means for clients is that
In the last two weeks since my previous post on dealing with coronavirus, developments have moved rapidly and alarmingly. The need to minimize social contact to prevent the public health crisis from becoming a disaster has grown urgent and today, Oregon’s governor issued a stay-at-home
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and publicity surrounding its spread in the United States is generating a lot of press, a lot of anxiety, and a lot of confusion. Here’s a few tips you may want to consider. First and most importantly, you
Oregon’s SB 726, the Workplace Fairness Act, is in my opinion the most significant new law to affect employer-employee relations that takes effect in 2020. This will alter two subject matter areas immensely. While you should get legal guidance before taking the steps I suggest
When your attorney asks you, “Is there any insurance for this?” it might be that the document your attorney is talking about is not the one you actually read.
There’s a lot of freelance work going on in today’s economy. What could possibly go wrong?