Located in Portland, Oregon, attorney Chey Powelson is licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington.  He provides legal advice and litigation representation in the following areas:

  • Employment Law

    • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts, noncompetition restrictions, employee handbook policies and severance agreements

    • Sexual harassment, including hostile work environment and quid pro quo

    • Discrimination based on age, gender, pregnancy, national origin or race

    • Retaliation, including wrongful termination

    • Wage matters under Oregon and Washington law, and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act

      • Unpaid wages such as overtime, commissions, and bonuses

      • Late paychecks and improper wage deductions

      • Improper time-clock rounding

      • Salary basis / overtime exempt classifications such as administrative, executive and outside sales

      • "Independent contractor" versus "employee" status

    • Workplace safety issues

    • Small business advice regarding employment law compliance

  • Contract Review, Drafting and Litigation

    • Employment contracts, severance agreements, noncompete restrictions (covenants not to compete)

    • Contract disputes, including residential construction contracts