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April Upchurch Fredrickson

Of Counsel
Portland

P 503-345-4153
F 503-229-0405
April.Fredrickson@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

April Upchurch Fredrickson is Of Counsel in the Portland, Oregon, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Upchurch Fredrickson advises employers on a variety of issues including employee discipline and termination, employment discrimination, state and federal leave laws, disability accommodation, wage and hour compliance, employment policies and practices, and non-compete agreements.

In dealing with her clients, Ms. Upchurch Fredrickson emphasizes the importance of preventive counseling to minimize the risk of costly litigation. In addition to counseling clients, Ms. Upchurch Fredrickson litigates single plaintiff and class action cases in state and federal court, and appears before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor and Industries.

While in law school, she served as a legal extern for the Honorable Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. She also served as a law clerk for the Public Interest Law Firm, the City of Berkley, and for a labor law firm. During these clerkships, Ms. Upchurch Fredrickson worked on a variety of Constitutional and employment and labor law matters.

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August 10, 2017

Oregon Clarifies, Overhauls Manufacturing Overtime Rules

August 10, 2017

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed into law a bill that remedies ambiguities in Oregon’s decades-old daily overtime law, which covers non-union employees working in mills, factories, and manufacturing establishments. H.B. 3458 rejects an Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries interpretation concerning the pyramiding of overtime... Read More

August 9, 2017

Oregon Becomes First State in Nation to Enact Scheduling Legislation

August 9, 2017

Oregon has become the first U.S. state to regulate employer scheduling practices in the food service, hospitality, and retail industries. The new law, S.B. 828, will take effect July 1, 2018. Signed by Governor Kate Brown on August 8, 2017, the new law follows similar measures enacted in such cities as New York, Seattle, and San... Read More

October 3, 2016

Portland, Oregon, Issues Rules Implementing ‘Ban the Box’

October 3, 2016

The City of Portland has issued administrative rules to the “Removing Barriers to Employment,” its ordinance aimed at removing job barriers for individuals with criminal records (Chapter 23.10 of the Portland Municipal Code). The Ordinance, which took effect on July 1, 2016, prohibits criminal history inquiries and background... Read More

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Federal Court Paves Way for Local ‘Right to Work’ Laws
January 4, 2017

Local governments may enact “right to work” laws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, has held. United Auto Workers v. Hardin County, No. 16-5246 (Nov. 18, 2016). The Court ruled that such a law is not preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. Read More

Seattle Ordinance Giving Drivers Right to Bargain Collectively Violates Federal Law, Chamber Says in Lawsuit
March 9, 2016

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Seattle City Council Enacts Ordinance Giving Drivers Right to Collectively Bargain, Legal Challenges Expected
December 31, 2015

Landmark legislation giving drivers of app-based transportation companies, such as Uber and Lyft, the right to collectively bargain, has been passed by the Seattle City Council.  However, the new law faces significant legal hurdles. Read More