Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

Lawsuit quickly ends: The Barrel Room drops $115k suit against bartender who drank on the job

Less than two weeks after a Portland bar filed a $115,000 lawsuit against one of its former bartenders – for prompting state regulators to temporarily suspend its liquor license – the bar has agreed to drop its lawsuit. An attorney for the bartender, Gunnar Hokan Jorstad, announced Saturday that The Barrel Room has agreed to […]
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Straight Talk: Oregon labor commissioner Val Hoyle (Part 1)

Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle discusses a recent report on sexual harassment at the Legislature. Source: Straight Talk: Oregon labor commissioner Val Hoyle (Part 1) | kgw.com

Our Opinion: BOLI must act on harassment report

If you’re confused about the Oregon Labor Department’s report on sexual harassment in the state Capitol, we’re not surprised. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Our Opinion: BOLI must act on harassment report

Kotek says schools, housing among her top priorities

House Speaker tells Willamette Women Democrats that Oregon will be a ‘beacon of hope’ Source: Kotek says schools, housing among her top priorities

Federal Shutdown Nixes Anti-Harassment Training For Oregon Lawmakers, Staff

The training was supposed to be run by a federal department that is now closed due to the ongoing partial federal shutdown. Oregon leaders have pledged to reschedule. Source: Federal Shutdown Nixes Anti-Harassment Training For Oregon Lawmakers, Staff

Top aide to Sen. Peter Courtney resigns in fallout from BOLI report

A top aide to Senate President Peter Courtney resigned Sunday citing an investigation into workplace harassment at the Oregon Capitol was “disruptive.” Communications director Robin Maxey had worked for Salem’s Democratic senator for 11 years. Source: Top aide to Sen. Peter Courtney resigns in fallout from BOLI report

Harassment claims cast pall over Legislature’s opening days

House Speaker Kote tells lawmakers: ‘The problem of poor Capitol culture starts with us.’ Claims that legislative leaders mishandled sexual harassment reports cast a shadow over the Capitol Monday as lawmakers gathered to kick off the 2019 Legislature. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Harassment claims cast pall over Legislature’s opening days

Rep. Kotek Addresses Sexual Harassment After Being Re-Elected House Speaker

Representative Tina Kotek wasted no time after being re-elected to a fourth term as speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives Monday by addressing the elephant in the room: The Oregon Legislature’s unresolved problems with sexual misconduct. Source: Rep. Kotek Addresses Sexual Harassment After Being Re-Elected House Speaker – Blogtown – Portland Mercury

Editorial: Legislature should welcome BOLI’s help

State labor investigators’ report into sexual harassment at the state Capitol gave Oregonians plenty of reason to lose confidence in some of their elected officials. Source: Editorial: Legislature should welcome BOLI’s help

BOLI opts for mediation in Oregon Capitol sexual harassment case

Oregon’s workplace regulatory agency is going to try mediation in lieu of prosecuting the Legislature or its top officials for failing to adequately address sexual harassment at the Capitol, according to an announcement Friday. Instead, the Bureau of Labor and Industries will enter into mediation with House Speaker Tina Kotek, Senate President Peter Courtney and […]
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