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Authors: Joy Ellis and Kathryn Landes Ball, Garvey Schubert Barer

Summary

  • Oregon's Fair Employment Practices Act goes well beyond federal law and applies to all employers regardless of size. See Oregon Anti-Discrimination Law.
  • Oregon does not permit discriminatory recruiting against unemployed applicants by placing overt statements in job advertisements. See Discrimination Against Unemployed Applicants.
  • Employers in Oregon generally may not require that prospective employees avoid using tobacco products during nonworking hours. See Smokers' Rights.
  • Oregon has a statutory definition of "independent contractor" that goes beyond the Fair Labor Standards Act's definition. . See Independent Contractors.
  • Oregon laws establish certain rules for the working conditions for minors, including hours of work, rest and meal breaks, and making certain jobs off-limits. See Underage Workers.