The poster poser hoax

I received an email late last night – a client of mine has been receiving calls from the “US Corporate Compliance” office. Should I be concerned, said client wrote, should I be worried about not being in compliance? The answer is that yes, you should be in compliance, but no, not with these folks. Three […]

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Bologna and Wine? Always!

Every reader of this blog knows I love two things: international affairs and wine. Combine them and I’m thrilled. Let me introduce you to the Portland Bologna Sister City Association! I first met the good folks at PBSCA when I was serving as Director of International Relations for the Mayor of Portland. One of my […]

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Everyone forgets about the COUNTY

March 15 is your deadline for submitting your property assessment to the appropriate county in Oregon. What’s a property assessment? It is an assessment for any property owned by your winery in each county. When is it due? The report itself is due March 15. If you’ve got an assessment, it’ll be due November 15. […]

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Your eyes are still on timecards, right?

On Monday we discussed the rare breed of employee which is totally exempt from overtime and minimum wage laws. The rest of the employees are “non-exempt,” meaning those laws do apply to them. But a law wouldn’t be a law without an exception, would there? Certain  agricultural workers are exempt from overtime — that is, […]

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Measure 91 Series — Listening Sessions

The OLCC is holding “listening sessions” throughout the state to find what the public is most concerned about. Listening sessions have already been held in Baker City, Eugene, Pendleton, and Salem. More listening sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and thereafter: Wednesday, February 18 7:00PM – 9:00PM ASHLAND Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Rogue […]

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Measure 91 Series — The Cole Memo

One interesting component of the rulemaking process is a document that the federal government drafted. The “Cole Memo” was given to states which decriminialized marijuana (to date, Colorado and Washington). The Cole Memo is an eight-point memo related to the concerns held by the federal DOJ. These eight points direct states to: Prevent distribution of […]

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