Note:  These updates are informational only.  It is not legal advice.  
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2022 Public Contracting Rules Update

Carrie Connelly From our Fall 2022 e-newsletter Many of you have previously adopted our public contracting rule packet. As you know, our packet is based on the AG’s Model Rules, with changes that simplify and tailor those rules for our clients – plus add exemptions not available under the AG’s Rules. In the absence of […]

Enforcing Policies Saves Money

Christy Monson Clients sometimes call us with questions regarding the discipline of employees for violation of sick leave or vacation policies. As public employers, your discipline options may be governed by a collective bargaining agreement, by personnel policies, or by both. However, before jumping to your discipline options, it is often useful to review these […]

Food, Travel and Lodging

Carolyn H. Connelly As you are probably aware, Oregon ethics laws impose limits on the value of gifts that public officials (such as city councilors, board members and staff) may accept from entities with a legislative or administrative interest in the decisions made by those public officials. There are several exemptions from these gift restrictions. […]

Lose Those Liability Gaps

Ross Williamson Like most of you, the attorneys at the Local Government Law Group started the New Year by making New Year’s resolutions. But, as local government junkies, some of our resolutions can be a little “different”. This year, we skipped the weight loss resolution. Instead, we are resolving to help our clients lose those […]