Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

Protecting Your Business from Consumer Protection Litigation in Oregon

If your business engages in the sale of “real estate, goods, or services” or collection matters in Oregon, your business is subject to statutory consumer protections contained in Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA), ORS 646.605, et. al.  The UTPA contains broad enforcement authority and…

Will You Be My Partner?  Understanding Oregon’s Partnership Law

Will You Be My Partner? Understanding Oregon’s Partnership Law

It is common to hear business associates loosely refer to one another as “partners”.  We have all probably been introduced as someone else’s “business partner”. In a legal sense, references such as these can be misleading to third-parties, incorrect, and dangerous.  Consequently, “partnership” references should…

Employees and Independent Contractors: A Case of Apples and Oranges?

Employees and Independent Contractors: A Case of Apples and Oranges?

Whether you are an employer looking to hire someone or someone looking for work, the classification of a person as an “employee” or an “independent contractor” is extremely important for practical, cost, and liability reasons.  In addition, most legal protections afforded to employees do not…