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Attorney Chey Powelson is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington. Located in the Portland-Vancouver area, he provides legal advice and litigation representation in the practice areas listed below.
Areas of Practice
Discrimination and harassment because of age, race, color, gender / sex (including hostile work environment and quid pro quo), pregnancy, national origin, religion, or disability, including failures to accommodate
Retaliation, including wrongful termination, for whistle-blowing / opposing or reporting unlawful conduct
Employment leave and retaliation issues relating to:
Federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Oregon Family & Medical Leave Act (OFLA), and Oregon Sick Leave Law
Washington Family Leave Act (WFLA), Sick Leave Act, and Washington Family Care Act
Workplace safety issues
Employment law compliance advice for small businesses
Wage law issues arising under Oregon, Washington, and Federal statutes
Unpaid wages, including overtime, commissions, and bonuses
Equal pay issues
Wrongful deductions from wages
Improper time-clock rounding
Salary issues and overtime exempt classifications such as administrative, executive and outside sales
Independent contractor vs. employee classifications
CONTRACT DRAFTING & REVIEW
Employment contracts, including noncompete restrictions (covenants not to compete), confidentiality clauses, employee handbook policies, and severance agreements
Leases, and lease disputes
Representation in State and Federal Court (Oregon and Washington only)
Cheyenne "Chey" Powelson is a Portland-based attorney licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington. He attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and History, a law degree, and a Master's degree in Business Administration.
After law school, Chey returned to his home state of Oregon. Practicing in the Portland-Vancouver metro area, he obtained substantial litigation experience -- primarily with class action cases -- in state and Federal courts. In addition to being licensed in Oregon and Washington, Mr. Powelson is admitted to appear in the Federal District Courts of Oregon and Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his spare time, Chey enjoys road trips with his wife and exploring the solitude of the outdoors.
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