Government and law

Government and law
Legislators return for special session
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Oregon legislators are returning to Salem for a one-day special session.

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Cover Oregon executive director Rocky King speaks out
October 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013

1013 FOB RockyKingWhen Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed Howard "Rocky" King to be Cover Oregon’s first executive director, no one was surprised.

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Law Firms Powerlist and Partners' Perspective
October 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013

1013 Powerlist 01A conversation with leading partners at Bend’s largest law firm and a midsize firm in Portland, plus rankings of Oregon's top law firms in 2013.

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Recent Court Decisions Shine a Renewed Light on the Desirability of Employee Arbitration Agreements
Brand Stories
Monday, September 30, 2013

Some employers have embraced the use of employment arbitration agreements as a way to manage and mitigate the rising costs, risks and liabilities associated with employment-related claims. Historically, employment arbitration agreements require employees to present employment-related claims, such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, or claims for wages or compensation to an arbitrator, in lieu of proceeding to court.

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Union members call 'grand bargain' a 'grand theft'
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber's 'grand bargain' was hit by union members and environmentalists in its first public hearing.

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