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Big changes will greatly impact the housing picture in Oregon

The 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature saw changes to many existing laws, but none as significant as those relating to requirements for state, regional and local government actions to meet housing needs. Two pieces of legislation are particularly significant: ...

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Should a departing manager say goodbye to staffers on Slack?

“I’ve been a manager at a small company that has recently adopted Slack as a communication and project platform. I recently accepted a new opportunity with another company, which I’m excited about. I am wondering, though, about how appropriate it ...

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Year-end tax planning ideas for individuals (access required)

Year-end tax planning for 2019 takes place against the backdrop of legislative changes that occurred in late 2017 that fundamentally altered the tax rules for individuals and businesses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the largest tax law ...

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Missteps with background check forms can be costly

A recent decision by a federal appellate court underscores the importance of ensuring that forms used in connection with employer background checks comply with the strict requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. In Gilberg v. California Check Cashing ...

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Just start!

If you were to take the next minute and write down your dreams, how many would you write? Would you get two, five, eight or maybe even 0? Why is that? Why, as adults, have we stopped dreaming or, worst ...

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