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April Upchurch Fredrickson


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April Upchurch Fredrickson is an Associate 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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July 13, 2015

Oregon Legislative Update

July 13, 2015

Oregon employers must comply with new laws signed by Governor Kate Brown mandating the provision of sick leave benefits, prohibiting inquiring into or considering an applicant’s criminal conviction history on an employment application form or prior to an interview, limiting non-competition agreements to no longer than 18 months... Read More

December 12, 2014

Labor Board Adopts Presumption that Employees Can Use Employer's Email System to Engage in Protected Activity

December 12, 2014

In a controversial, but not unexpected, decision reversing precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has held that, absent special circumstances that justify specific restrictions, employers must permit employees who have been provided access to their employer’s email system to use that system for statutorily protected... Read More

February 3, 2014

Portland Bar, Restaurant Liable for Unpaid Wages due Predecessor's Employees, Oregon High Court Holds

February 3, 2014

An employer that acquired the assets of a defunct bar and restaurant and continued to operate a restaurant on the same premises was liable for unpaid wages owed to the defunct restaurant’s former employees, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled. Blachana LLC v. Bureau of Labor and Industries, No. S060789 (Ore. Jan. 16, 2014). ... Read More

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Board Adopts Presumption That Employees Can Use Employer’s Email System to Engage in Protected Activity
December 13, 2014

In a controversial but not unexpected decision, reversing precedent, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board held that absent special circumstances that justify specific restrictions employers must permit employees who have been provided access to their employer’s email system to use email for statutorily protected communications Read More

Senate Confirms Lauren McFerran as Member of National Labor Relations Board
December 10, 2014

On December 8, the Senate confirmed Lauren McFerran (D) as a member of the National Labor Relations Board by a vote of 54-40, along party lines. Read More

Senate Labor Committee Recommends Senate Confirmation of Democrat McFerran to the NLRB
December 3, 2014

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has voted to recommend Senate confirmation of Democrat Lauren McFerran, President Barack Obama’s recent nominee  to the National Labor Relations Board.  During the December 2 vote, McFerran’s nomination was supported by the 12 Democrats on the Committee and opposed by all 10 Re Read More