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April Upchurch Fredrickson

Of Counsel

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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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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

March 14, 2016

Oregon Minimum Wage Hikes Begin July 2016

March 14, 2016

While the federal minimum wage remains stagnant ($7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009), different states have sought to lead with their own minimum wage rulemaking. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed controversial Senate Bill 1532 on March 2, 2016, significantly increasing Oregon’s minimum wage over the next seven years by raising... Read More

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

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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

Citing NLRB’s Long Delay, Court Refuses to Issue Temporary Injunction
December 11, 2015

Pointing to the NLRB’s 15-month delay in filing its petition as undermining its claim of irreparable injury, a federal district court in Illinois has denied the National Labor Relations Board’s application for injunctive relief against an employer under Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act. Ohr v. Read More