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April Upchurch Fredrickson

Principal
Portland

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

Biography

April Upchurch Fredrickson is a Principal 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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January 4, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Announces 17 Newly Elevated Principals

January 4, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 4, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has recently elevated 17 attorneys to Principal status. “Our newest Principals — a diverse group of attorneys who represent a variety of practice areas and geographic regions — are all... Read More

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May 24, 2019

Oregon Enacts Pregnancy Accommodations Law

May 24, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, Oregon employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees and job applicants who have limitations related to pregnancy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. The new law applies to employers with at least six employees. The Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act amends Oregon’s civil... Read More

February 28, 2019

Portland, Oregon, Bars Discrimination Against Atheists, Agnostics

February 28, 2019

An amendment to the civil rights code of Portland, Oregon, extends protections against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations to atheists, agnostics, and other “non-believers.” Religious facilities are expressly exempt. The Portland City Code, chapter 23.01, already prohibits discrimination on the basis of... Read More

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

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Oregon Enacts Pregnancy Accommodation Law
May 28, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, Oregon employers with at least six employees must comply with the Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act. The Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who have limitations related to pregnancy, unless it would impose an undue hardship on the employer. Read More

Misclassification of Independent Contractor is Violation of NLRA, ALJ Rules
December 12, 2017

The misclassification of an independent contractor is an unfair labor practice under the NLRA, according to Administrative Law Judge Dickie Montemayor. Intermodal Bridge Transp., No. 21-CA-157647 (Nov. 28, 2017). Read More

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