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Retaliation is Illegal

Most laws giving rights to agricultural workers prohibit employers from discriminating against any worker who complains or files a lawsuit against the employer.

Workers' Rights under the OSH Act

Information about the Occupational Safety and Health Act and your right to a safe workplace.

Summary of Laws that Help Farm Workers

Information about: Work and Hours, Right to Receive Written Disclosures, Farm Labor Housing, Field Sanitation, Right to be Free From Discrimination.

Your Right to Decent Housing and Working Conditions

The law requires fair treatment in labor camps. Read more here.

Work Place Safety Poster

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries poster about your rights to a safe and healthy workplace

Information for Employers and Employees from Oregon OSHA

This brochure, "Workplace 101: Uncomplicated Information for Employers and Employees from Oregon OSHA", outlines employees' rights and responsibilities to ensure a safe, healthful place to work. It also gives a brief description of employers' responsibilities as well as contact information for helpful Oregon OSHA services.

Filing a Complaint with Oregon OSHA

Contact OSHA if you are an employee in Oregon and would like to report hazards at your worksite, or believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of safety and health issues. You can file a complaint by filling out the online complaint form, or by contacting the closest field office to the employer's location: Bend 541-388-6066, Eugene 541-686-7562, Medford 541-776-6030, Pendleton 541-276-9175 Portland 503-229-5910, Salem 503-378-3274 En español: 1(800) 843-8086 opción 3

You Have a Right to a Safe & Healthy Workplace

A poster that summarizes your rights as a worker under the Occupational Safety & Health Act to a safe and healthy workplace.

How to File a Complaint with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act gives employees and their representatives the right to file a complaint and request an OSHA inspection of their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or their employer is not following OSHA standards. Employees have the the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers.

Do you work in a Dairy?

Information regarding Dairy workers.

Retaliation is Illegal

Most laws giving rights to agricultural workers prohibit employers from discriminating against any worker who complains or files a lawsuit against the employer.

Summary of Laws that Help Farm Workers

Information about: Work and Hours, Right to Receive Written Disclosures, Farm Labor Housing, Field Sanitation, Right to be Free From Discrimination.

Workers' Rights under the OSH Act

Information about the Occupational Safety and Health Act and your right to a safe workplace.

Workplace Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assualt or Stalking

Your job and your safety are important. Laws in Oregon protect workers who are victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.

What if I Get Hurt on the Job?

All employers in Oregon must have workers' compensation insurance available for all employees, whether documented or not, for workplace injuries. Read more here.

Injured Workers

What an employer can and must do if a worker is injured on the job.

Ombudsman for Injured Workers

The ombudsman's office was created by the Oregon Legislature to be an independent advocate for Oregon's injured workers. They can help workers informally resolve any problems or disputes that might arise between the parties involved in workers' claims and can answer your questions about the workers' compensation system. There is no charge for these services.

What can I do if I get hurt on the job?

What to do if you get hurt on the job. Includes a list of offices with attorneys or legal assistants who speak Spanish.

What happens if I’m hurt on the job?

A guide to Oregon’s workers’ compensation benefits, rights, and responsibilities. Video available.

Field Sanitation: It's your Right.

In Oregon, agricultural employees must have bathrooms and water in the field. Read more here.

Field Sanitation Notice

A notice to inform workers of field sanitation requirements. Also provides information on reducing personal health hazards.

Field Sanitation Fact Sheet

A summary of the agricultural field sanitation rules that employers must follow.

Pesticides are Dangerous

Pesticides and chemicals used at work can be harmful to your health. Find out more here.

Pesticide Database

Important information about the pesticides used in Oregon fields.

Accessibility to Oregon Courts

Information about requesting accommodation for disabilities in order to use the state court system's services or facilities.

COVID-19 and how to stay safe - video resources in other languages

Video resources in Spanish, Chug, Akateko, Mam, Itzá, P'urepacha and Mixteco. We are providing this information as a community resource but have not independently verified each interpretation; links posted are provided by the Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala, the Oregon Health Authority, the City of Portland, and the Multnomah County Health Department.

Government and Partner resources for Employees during COVID-19

Links to many government and trusted partners with resources for employees about their rights, safety and responsibilities during COVID-19.

Information and Resources about Public Health and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for concerned Oregonians.

Notary Publics are NOT Lawyers

A notary public in the United States is not trained in the law or a graduate of a law school, and is not a lawyer. Read more here.

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

Website of the State of Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries. Contains information for the worker.

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