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Victor Kisch is a partner of Stoel Rives LLP and chair of the Labor and Employment group, which includes approximately 40 attorneys in six states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, California and Alaska). Victor represents management and employers only, and he has specialized exclusively in labor and employment law for 23 years. He has handled over 75 trials, including trials before juries, judges, arbitrators, administrative judges and hearing officers. His practice focuses on wage and hour class actions and defending claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge. He also maintains an active practice in the area of trade secrets and in traditional labor law matters. Victor is one of five Oregon employment attorneys elected as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; in 2008-2009, he is ranked in the first tier of Oregon Labor and Employment attorneys by Chambers USA (2009) and for several years, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Victor is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington and California.

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced yesterday that all currently scheduled representation elections – including vote-by-mail elections—have been postponed until at least April 3, 2020 because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  Here is what the NLRB had to say:

Due to the extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Labor Relations Board today approved the suspension of all representation elections, including mail ballot elections, for the next two weeks effective immediately, through and including April 3, 2020. 
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Please join Stoel Rives Partners Ed Reeves and Bob Thompson as they present "2011 Update: Compliance and regulatory considerations in implementing your value based interventions" an Oregon Coalition of Health Care Purchasers educational seminar and national webcast.

This seminar focuses on understanding the federal law traps and pitfalls associated with the use of incentives and

After months of litigation, Al Franken has been declared the winner of the Senate race in Minnesota.  He will be the 60th Democrat in the Senate, which could enable the Democrats to override a filibuster in the Senate. 

So the question becomes where does Senator Franken stand on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)?  Just as a reminder