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Employee Background Checks

When you're applying for a job and the employer requires a background check, you have rights — and the employer has rules to follow. Before you complete the application or go on the interview, know what the company legally can and cannot do.

Employee Rights under the NLRA (National Labor Relations Act)

Information about the rights of employees who are covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

Employment of Minors

A guide for 14 through 17 year-olds, their parents and employers about child-labor laws in Oregon.

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Questions and Answers about the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and what it means for Oregon workers.

Reasonable Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities

Information for job applicants and employees regarding the rights and protections that individuals with disabilities have under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Oregon state law (ORS 659A) regarding reasonable accommodations and disability-related employment discrimination.

Workers' Rights under the OSH Act

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

Animation: Workplace Rights for Survivors

Animation explaining workplace rights for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oregon.

Employment Rights of People with Disabilities

Information about laws that protect persons with disabilities in getting a job and in the workplace.

Employment Rights: Who Has Them & How to Enforce Them

Explains the federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities and how to file a complaint with the agencies that enforce these laws.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Information about federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination. This website also has information about how to file a Charge of Employment Discrimination with this federal agency.

What Employers Need to Know About People with Disabilities

Information for employers about laws that protect employees who have disabilities.

Disability Rights in the Workplace

Information about Oregon and federal laws that protect employees who have disabilities.

A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

A pamphlet for people with disabilities providing a general explanation of the employment provisions of the ADA and how to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

What Employers Need to Know About People with Disabilities

Information for employers about laws that protect employees who have disabilities.

Employment of Minors: Questions & Answers

Information about employing workers who are under the age of 18.

Animation: Workplace Rights for Survivors

Animation explaining workplace rights for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oregon.

Family Leave in Oregon (OFLA, OMFLA, FMLA)

Information about the Oregon and federal laws that give employees 12 weeks per year of unpaid family leave for certain purposes, such as the birth of a child or serious medical conditions. And the Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA) that gives military personnel unpaid leave per deployment for some purposes.

Jury Duty

Under Oregon law, an employer may not discharge or retaliate against an employee because the employee serves on jury duty. This fact sheet provides information about jury duty service.

Military Leave

Information about time off for military duty and job reinstatement upon return.

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

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.

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.

Workers' Rights under the OSH Act

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

Work Place Safety Poster

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

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.

Accessibility to Oregon Courts

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

Oregon Sick Time Laws

BOLI's page explaining Oregon's Sick Time requirements.

Virus-related Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits information from BOLI.

Crime Victims' Rights

Information about the legal rights guaranteed to victims of crime under Oregon laws.

Employing Minors

Information about the laws that protect workers who are under 18 years old.

Federal Employment Law Guide

Information about federal employment laws.

Get a job, work safe

Information for teenagers about workplace safety and labor laws for minors in Oregon.

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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