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Blachana, LLC v. Bureau of Labor and Industries
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Karla Ferrall on behalf of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Jonathan M Radmacher on behalf of Blanchana, LLC
Statement of Issues:
Blachana, LLC v. Bureau of Labor and Industries (S060789) (A143894) (on review from the Bureau of Labor and Industries; opinion reported at 250 Or App 80, 279 P3d 248 (2012)).

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has been granted review of a Court of Appeals decision that reversed and remanded a final order by BOLI determining that Blachana, LLC, was liable as an employer for the wage claims made by former employees of an entity, NW Sportsbar, Inc., that had previously operated a restaurant and bar at the same site as a restaurant and bar operated by Blachana.

On judicial review, the issue is:

Whether BOLI's authority to recover unpaid wages from employers, the definition of which includes "any successor to the business of any employer, " encompasses authority to hold employers liable as successors if they operate a business that is substantially similar to the business of their predecessors.

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Justice(s) NOT Participating:
David V. Brewer
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