Oregon is an employee-friendly state. An example of this is the "ban the box" law which generally prohibits employers from asking applicants about arrests that did not result in convictions or arrests which did result in convictions but which were unrelated to the job. Also, the state adds many protected classes to the ones protected from discrimination under federal law, such as sexual orientation.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Oregon.
An employer with six or more employees who perform the majority of their work in Portland must provide notice of the specific item of the applicant's history on which its decision is based to withdraw a conditional employment offer.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Updated to reflect the Portland 'ban the box' ordinance, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect the Portland Ban the Box Ordinance, effective July 1, 2016.
In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Updated to reflect the establishment of the state's three-region minimum wage, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to include employment offer requirements under Portland's ban the box law, effective July 1, 2016.
HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.
Updated to reflect the forthcoming requirement for the state to adopt federal OSHA's final rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Oregon employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.