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Restaurants Beware! Gluten-Free Not Just a Trend

Last week, attorney Jennifer Faubion, a member of Cairncross & Hempelmann’s Litigation group, provided the first installment in her two-part series on the current trend in food service to offer gluten-free menu items, and the legal issues most often associated with that. This week, Jennifer offers her second installment.

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Energy Trust of Oregon Issues RFP to Support Early Stage Renewable Development

The Energy Trust of Oregon recently released an RFP for Renewable Energy Project Assistance Funding. The Energy Trust will provide $40,000 to $150,000 to selected projects to …

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Gluten-Free: What You Knead to Know

Jennifer Faubion is an attorney with Cairncross & Hempelmann specializing in helping employers navigate employment issues both preemptively and through litigation. Jennifer regularly advises business owners on issues related to state and federal laws and often writes about employment issues affecting the hospitality industry.

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Ain’t Misclassifyin’: Independent Contractor Designations Now Subject to Tougher Wage/Hour Analysis

Recent changes in Washington law have made it even more difficult for employers to establish that a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor.  If your …

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BC Marches Forward With Energy Plans, Approving LNG Facility and Launching “Site C” Hydroelectric Project

Last week, Canada’s National Energy Board issued an export license for the LNG Canada export terminal, proposed for construction at Kitimat, British Columbia. The LNG

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Will Public Power Save the Day?

And there is a distinct possibility that much of this generation will be smaller units distributed across the grid, as opposed to the large, central-station generation that …

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Mobile Payments: Is Plastic Becoming Obsolete?

All signs are pointing to 2013 being “The Year of the Mobile Payments.”  While the usage of mobile payments has seen moderate gains and successes over the …

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Look Out For Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?

Over the past several years, hoteliers, retailers and restaurant owners across the country have been slapped with thousands of private lawsuits for failing to meet the precise guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).