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FWW Alert: Paycheck Protection Program Under the CARES Act

3/30/2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") which provides financial relief in response to the economic fallout from the fast-developing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. READ MORE

FWW Alert: Oregon's New Corporate Activity Tax (CAT)

2/12/2020

On May 16, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427. This law adopts a new Corporate Activity Tax ("CAT") system. READ MORE

FWW Estate Planning & Administration Alert: SECURE Act

1/22/2020

Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act signed into law on December 20, 2019. READ MORE

FWW Estate Planning & Administration Alert: Current State of Estate Tax Exemptions

7/3/2019

The basic rules concerning federal estate and gift taxes seem to always be changing. For 2019, federal estate tax law exempts the first $11.4 million from estate taxes for each individual. READ MORE

Employment Alert for Oregon Employers: Minimum Wage Increase

6/20/2017

Starting next month, new minimum wage rates take effect under Oregon's geographically-tiered minimum wage law, including the first Portland Metro-area-specific increase from the base rate. READ MORE

FWW Litigation Practice Group - Tips for Businesses

2/10/2017

Being on the receiving end of a lawsuit can be stressful --- whether or not you've seen it coming. Here are some helpful tips from our litigation team. READ MORE

EMPLOYMENT ALERT - INJUNCTION TEMPORARILY HALTS OVERTIME RULE

11/18/2016

Injunction temporarily halts overtime rule which increased the salary basis for exempt employees. READ MORE

Skirting Around Dress Code Discrimination

8/1/2013

As summer temperatures rise, so should employers' awareness of staff 's office attire. During the summer, employers often are confronted with sticky situations involving workplace dress codes. READ MORE

Is Staff Training Time Compensable?

12/1/2012

Employers frequently usher in the New Year with resolutions to streamline workplace practices and improve efficiency. These plans often involve arrangements for employees to attend training programs... READ MORE