Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries

Oregon equal pay legislation heads to Gov. Brown

Legislation that will ensure women are paid the same rate as men for the same work is headed to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for her signature. House Bill 2005, which was amended by the Senate last week, unanimously re-passed the House Monday. Source: Oregon equal pay legislation heads to Gov. Brown

Pay equity bill heads to governor’s desk

The Oregon House on Monday approved Senate changes to the bill. A state pay equity bill is headed to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, after the House of Representatives on Monday, May 22, confirmed Senate changes to the legislation. Source: Oregon Local News – Pay equity bill heads to governor’s desk

Chimps Inc. hit with labor complaints

Workers fired for refusing to say they wouldn’t call 911 Nine years after an intern tried to sue Chimps Inc. claiming unsafe working conditions contributed to her being mauled by a chimpanzee, similar allegations have surfaced, including a complaint that workers are not allowed to call 911 during an emergency. Source: Chimps Inc. hit with […]
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Feds side with lender in Vancouver veteran’s foreclosure fight

A veteran of four tours of duty in the Middle East, Jacob McGreevey relishes a good fight. When the longtime Marine became convinced his former lender had illegally foreclosed on his Vancouver home, he didn’t hesitate. He looked up Sean Riddell, his former commanding officer now practicing law in Portland, and asked if he was […]
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Proposed law would eliminate local poker room

The Oregon House of Representatives voted 39-16 on Thursday to approve a bill that would allow cities and counties to authorize social games — such as poker rooms and bingo halls — only if they are operated and controlled by charitable, fraternal or religious organizations. Greg Sapaugh, owner of the Black Diamond Card Room in Millersburg, […]
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Oregon Fir Millwork must pay $56,631 in wages, fines

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has fined a White City wood products firm and ordered it to pay back wages to six workers. BOLI determined the employees were not properly compensated for work performed between March and May of 2016. T Source: Oregon Fir Millwork must pay $56,631 in wages, fines – News – […]
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Oregon Fines Seafood Facility In Astoria For Labor Violations

A recent investigation by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry revealed thousands of labor violations committed at a seafood processing facility in Astoria. Source: Oregon Fines Seafood Facility In Astoria For Labor Violations . News | OPB

Da Yang violated labor laws

Fish processor fined $60,000 Da Yang Seafoods, a fish processor on the Port of Astoria’s Pier 2, has been fined $60,000 for meal, rest period and overtime violations. The state Bureau of Labor and Industries received employee complaints in 2015 and started an investigation. Compliance specialists determined that between August and October 2015, Da Yang […]
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Editorial: Change back state policy on overtime

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries changed in December the way some employers should calculate overtime. Some workers now get a kind of double counting of overtime. The Legislature should change the law back. Source: Editorial: Change back state policy on overtime;

Oregon Legislature to take up disputed manufacturing-industry overtime interpretation

Lawmakers will consider legislation that would override a state agency’s disputed interpretation of Oregon manufacturing-industry overtime law. The dispute centers on December advice issued by the Bureau of Labor and Industries that applied to manufacturing businesses that are required to pay daily overtime for work past 10 hours, and weekly overtime for work past 40 […]
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