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Mark A. Crabtree

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Portland

P 503-229-0404
F 503-229-0405
CrabtreM@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Mark A. Crabtree is a Principal in the Portland, Oregon, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He joined the firm in early 2007 after spending several years with a boutique firm handling wage and hour class actions.

His practice focuses on counseling and litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Oregon and Washington. His experience includes representing both small and large employers in litigation ranging from sexual harassment and disability discrimination, to trade secret and restrictive covenant disputes. In addition, Mr. Crabtree regularly provides compliance advice on disability and leave management practices to a variety of organizations.

During law school, he was a managing editor of the Oregon Law Review and received the Oregon Law Review Distinguished Service Award 2000-2001. Mr. Crabtree served as a judicial extern to Judge Ann Aiken for the United States District Court of Oregon in 2000, and as a judicial clerk to Judge Robert A. McQuaid for the United States District Court of Nevada from 2001 to 2002.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Sexual Harrassment Laws: A Consideration of the Imposition on Oregon Free Speech Interests," Oregon Law Review 79.721 (2001) [Author]

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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

June 15, 2017

Oregon Enacts Expansive Pay Equity Law

June 15, 2017

The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 greatly extends pay equity protections to a variety of protected classes, prohibits employers from asking for applicants’ salary history, and expands existing remedies available to employees. House Bill 2005 also offers key protections and a safe harbor for employers. The majority of the Act’s... Read More

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New Oregon Overtime Law both Giveth to, and Taketh Away from, Manufacturing Employers
August 14, 2017

Effective immediately, Oregon’s law has been clarified to provide relief to non-union employers operating mills, factories or other manufacturing facilities with respect to certain overtime pay obligations, but also has been revised, effective January 1, 2018, to limit the number of weekly hours employees in such establishments may work. Read More

Oregon Enacts Expansive Pay Equity Law
June 16, 2017

The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 greatly extends pay equity protections to a variety of protected classes, prohibits employers from asking for applicants’ salary history, and expands existing remedies available to employees. House Bill 2005 also offers key protections and a safe harbor for employers. Read More

By Mark A. Crabtree and Claudia Halasz