If You Quit Your Job, Can You Receive Unemployment Benefits? The Answer May Surprise You

As a general matter of law, someone who quits a job is not eligible for unemployment benefits in Oregon. However, there is an important exception to this law. An employee who quits for “good cause” may still be eligible to receive unemployment benefits under certain circumstances. This exception was recently demonstrated by an Employment Appeals […]

Richard Herbert Smith — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

Richard Herbert Smith was a volunteer Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 269 in Tillamook, Oregon from 1981 until 1983. In July 1990, a paid Scout Executive working for the Columbia Pacific Council of the BSA sent a “Confidential Record Sheet” about Richard Herbert Smith to the national office of the Boy Scouts. The form cryptically […]

Robert Joseph Ewing — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

Oregon Cub Scout volunteer Robert Joseph Ewing was kicked out of the Boy Scouts in 1991 after his sister reported to BSA that he had an interest in underage boys. Ewing had been associated with Cub Scout Pack 777 in Florence, Oregon since 1990 when his sister alerted Boy Scout officials about Ewing’s past sexual […]

Do You Know James Allen Wilson?

BREAKING NEWS from Oregon.gov: A Prineville, Oregon Boy Scout volunteer James Allen Wilson has been indicted on charges of Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Following an investigation by Oregon State Police, James Allen Wilson, age 36, from Prineville, was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury and an arrest warrant issued. The investigation involved […]

Do You Have Information on Prineville Scoutmaster James Allen Wilson?

BREAKING NEWS: A Prineville, Oregon Boy Scout volunteer has been indicted on charges of Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Following an investigation by Oregon State Police, James Allen Wilson, age 36, from Prineville, was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury and an arrest warrant issued. The investigation involved allegations that Wilson sexually abused […]

Lake Oswego School Lawsuit Settled

This week, the Lake Oswego School District approved the settlement of claims brought by five brave men who committed themselves to finding justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as children at the hands of their elementary school teacher.  The men were in Judd W. Johnson’s fifth-grade class when, these men claimed, he sexually fondled […]

Oregon District Court Enforces Narrow Exception Rule Wrongful Discharge Case

An Oregon District Court has enforced the “narrow exception” rule in a wrongful discharge lawsuit brought against Vestas-American Wind Tech., Inc. The plaintiff, a former employee of the company was injured on the job and had filed a worker’s compensation claim and then went on leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When […]

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