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Terms of Employment: Oregon

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

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

Summary

  • Oregon laws prevent employers from refusing to hire, terminating or otherwise discriminating or retaliating against employees because of sex, age, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, family relationship, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, injured worker status, and other miscellaneous additional classes. See Oregon Antidiscrimination Laws That Affect an Employee's Term of Employment.
  • In Oregon employment relationships are presumed to be at-will, with certain exceptions. See At-Will Employment.
  • Oregon has specific laws governing the enforceability of noncompetition covenants between employers and employees. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Oregon has specific laws governing the enforceability of arbitration agreements between employers and employees. See Arbitration Agreements.