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Employment Law

If you own or run a business, you know that managing employees requires a strategic approach that complies with a complex set of state and federal laws and regulations.

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Employment Advice for Employers

Buckley Law provides employers with inventive, practical solutions to employment and labor issues. In order to successfully manage your staff while navigating that regulatory maze, you need preventative programs and a strong advocate to protect the business.

Prevent Workplace Lawsuits

Buckley Law is uniquely qualified to provide counsel to owners and managers on labor and employment issues. Workplace litigation is not only costly to defend, but it also consumes time and resources. With an emphasis on preventive law, we focus on your business needs. Our attorneys will help you develop and clearly communicate sensible employment and workplace policies – policies designed to prevent most employment disputes before they occur.

Oregon and Washington Employment Legal Services

We offer on-site training for you, your management team, and your employees, to help prevent unlawful discrimination claims, including sexual harassment and disability. In addition, we provide advice on family and medical leave laws, wage and hour regulations, and HIPPA/COBRA compliance. As part of the training, your business and management team receives the skills they need to avoid retaliation lawsuits and claims for wrongful termination.

If an employment dispute does arise, we are also fully prepared to defend your business in court or before a regulatory agency. The Buckley Law employment attorneys are well versed in responding to BOLI, WSHRC, EEOC, and DOL claims. In addition, the Buckley Law employment lawyers are experienced in representing clients in the state and federal courts throughout Oregon and Washington.

Employment Law Services

  • Administrative complaints
    • BOLI
    • DOL
    • EEOC
    • WSHRC
  • Appeals (Oregon and Washington State)
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Drug and alcohol policies
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Human resource management
  • Internal interview process
  • Internet and social media policies
  • Investigations of employee complaints (sexual harassment claims, discrimination claims)
  • Management representation in labor arbitration
  • Wage and hour issues

Key Contacts

William E. Gaar

Shareholder, SPHR

Jillian A. Pollock


Sarah Holmes


Noah Morss


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