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Nyika Corbett

Nyika Corbett



  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment, Labor and Benefits
  • Labor
  • Employment Litigation

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Annyika (Nyika) Corbett works collaboratively with clients to find the most efficient ways to resolve their business and employment disputes. Nyika represents businesses in administrative hearings, crafts decisive Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) position statements, represents clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings, and skillfully argues in court.

Growing up on an Oregon ranch, Nyika is intimately familiar with the unique issues facing the natural resources and agriculture industries. Her experience in general business tort litigation includes assisting in all stages of discovery, negotiating agreements, and seeing cases through trial.

Nyika’s employment law experience ranges across industries and includes discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, leave laws, employment benefits, and negotiating and drafting agreements. She represents and advises businesses of all sizes, from small, family-owned operations to large corporations and non-profit organizations. Nyika prides herself on keeping abreast of employment law changes, providing the most recent advice to update clients regarding compliance and legislation. She customizes her approach to reach the best outcome possible for each client.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor degree
  • Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts degree
Areas of Practice

Employee Benefits | Employment Class Action | Employment Litigation | Employment, Labor and Benefits | Labor | Non-Compete and Trade Secrets | Wage and Hour

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Regularly advises and defends clients in employment-related discrimination suits.
  • Has successfully defended clients in administrative hearings in front of BOLI.
  • Obtained early settlement in possible wage and hour class action.
  • Provides proactive advice and counsel to clients on Oregon leave laws, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, employment and independent contractor agreements, compensation agreements, hiring, and termination.


  • Countdown to 2021: Privacy & Data Security
  • Oregon OSHA Temporary Rules on Housing and Farm Operations
  • Two Schwabe attorneys on how businesses can reduce online privacy, security and accessibility risks through digital spring cleaning
  • COVID-19: HR 6201 for Natural Resource Industry
  • COVID-19: Updates for Agricultural Employers
  • Oregon Employment Law Update: Summary & To Do List
  • Oregon Equal Pay Act: What Employers Need to Know
  • Congress Paves the Way for Tip Pooling to Include Back-of-the-House Employees
  • New Tax Law Provisions Affect Employee Benefit Programs


  • WAFLA Webinar: Emergency Temporary Worker Housing Rules Explained
  • WAFLA Webinar: New Guidance for Farms, Packing Houses, and Housing
  • Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT)
  • Employment Law Seminar

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