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Spring Into the Holidays with Fun & Respect, and Without a Lawsuit

By: Erica Rocush Springtime Holidays Although the Winter holidays usually garner the most attention, Springtime is also an important time for celebrations in many religious and cultural traditions which can create their own risks in the employment environment, especially as more employers are looking to celebrate in a more diverse and inclusive manner. The significant […]

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O’Hagan Meyer Opens New Office in Atlanta

O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce the opening of our Atlanta office. Joining the Firm to lead our expansion in Georgia are two new partners, Joelle Sharman, and Dawn Rivera. They are joined by our longtime partner and national trial lawyer, Kelvin Newsome. Joelle Sharman will be the Managing Partner of the Firm’s new Atlanta […]

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Biden Administration Publishes New Independent Contractor Regulation to Become Effective March 11, 2024

By: Michael D. Pierce On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new final rule for classifying independent contractors and differentiating them from employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). For its final rule, the DOL has crafted and adopted a six-factor “economic realities” test to determine whether a worker […]

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2023-2024 Oregon Labor & Employment Law Year End Update

By: Ally McLain and Brad Krupicka Paid Leave Oregon As many employers are aware, Paid Leave Oregon is now in full swing. House Bill 2005 was passed in 2019, making Oregon the 11th state to offer paid family and medical leave. As of January 1, 2023, all employers were required to begin withholding contributions from […]

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O’Hagan Meyer Ranked in 2024 “Best Law Firms”

O’Hagan Meyer has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in two practice areas and regionally in 17 practice areas. Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for this […]

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Things to Keep in Mind Regarding Worker’s Compensation Claims

Keep Your Eye on the Ball By: David B. Nusz For employer HR and Risk Management professionals that’s easier said than done. Anyone who swims in these waters on a regular basis knows there are usually many balls in the air at any given time and just when you dare to feel the least bit […]

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New California Laws Further Limit Use of Restrictive Covenants and Create Landmines for Employers

By: Dana J. Finberg & Matthew C. Sgnilek In September and October of this year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills expanding California’s restrictive covenant law. The two new laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and will operate retroactively. California has long been hostile territory for post-employment restrictive covenants. Covenants […]

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Important CA Employment Law Changes For 2024

Roll With the Punches By: David B. Nusz I boxed for many years. An important aspect of boxing defense is the skill of rolling with the punches. Sometimes you can see a punch coming that you know you won’t be able to completely evade in which case you have basically two options. You can be […]

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Victory in Denver Trial Defending Healthcare System

Denver Partners Alice Conway Powers and Meredith McDonald, with able assistance from associate Brian DeMocker in the lead up to trial and from associate Tate Hughes during the trial proceedings, recently obtained a defense verdict in a Denver District Court jury trial before Chief Judge Christopher Baumann. Alice and Meredith successfully defended a Topeka, Kansas […]

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The Generative AI Revolution Is Here

The Generative AI Revolution Is Here By: Daniel J. Cravens The Generative AI revolution is at the gates of your law firm. You are skeptical for good reason, but your associates are already adopting available tools in their workflows. How can you best reap the benefits while minimizing exposure? Attorneys, especially partners with a little […]

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