Hunt & Associates P.C.

Feb 20, 2014

Selecting a Beneficiary: Who, What, When

Now that you have decided which estate planning instrument (a will or a trust) you will be using and you have selected your trustee or personal representative, who do you want to leave your property to? What property do you want to leave to each beneficiary?  When should each beneficiary receive your property?  The answers to these questions may seem easy – leave everything to your children in equal shares and let them … Read more

The National Labor Relations Act and the Rights of Non-Union Employees

In recent years the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has begun applying provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), to non-union employers.  In particular, the NLRB has successfully applied Sections 7 and 8 of the NLRA to compel the reinstatement with back pay of employees who have criticized their employer on social media and to invalidate employer policies which would “reasonably tend to chill employees in the exercise of their Section 7 rights” to … Read more

Feb 12, 2014

Successor Liability of Businesses for Unpaid Wages in Oregon – The Court Sees What it Wants to See

It’s often entertaining to watch kids rationalize their way to preordained conclusions.  When a court tries to reason its way to the outcome it wants, the sight is at best merely painful and more often embarrassing.  The Oregon Supreme Court’s opinion in Blachana, LLC v. Bureau of Labor and Industries, 354 Or 676 (2014) is an illustration of such result driven reasoning that’s not only painful and embarrassing but, unfortunately, wrong and unfair as well.… Read more