Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries

Oregon Labor Commissioner Asks To Hold Lawmakers In Contempt Of Court

Oregon’s labor commissioner is asking a judge to hold leading state lawmakers in contempt of court, after they refused to comply with subpoenas issued in an ongoing investigation into sexual harassment at the Capitol. Source: Oregon Labor Commissioner Asks To Hold Lawmakers In Contempt Of Court

Lawmakers ignored subpoenas in sex harassment case, labor commissioner says

In an unprecedented court filing Wednesday, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian accused top legislative officials of ignoring subpoenas issued by his agency in its investigation of sexual harassment at the Oregon Capitol. Source: Lawmakers ignored subpoenas in sex harassment case, labor commissioner says

Labor Commissioner Says Top Oregon Officials Should Be Held in Contempt of Court for Dodging His Subpoenas

-The investigation asks whether they let a sexually hostile environment prevail in the state Capitol.- Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian is demanding a judge hold the state’s top legislative officials in contempt for not responding to his subpoenas in a sexual harassment investigation. Source: Labor Commissioner Says Top Oregon Officials Should Be Held in Contempt […]
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 Oregon teachers earn 9 percent less than similar private sector workers

Despite their generous health and pension benefits, Oregon public school teachers’ overall compensation is 9 percent lower than they would receive in the private sector, a study by pro-worker Oregon Center for Public Policy says. Source: Study: Oregon teachers earn 9 percent less than similar private sector workers

Even with ‘summers off’ and PERS, report says Oregon teachers aren’t paid enough

Oregon’s teachers are not paid as much as comparable private sector jobs, even when taking summers off, PERS into account, according to a new report. Source: Even with ‘summers off’ and PERS, report says Oregon teachers aren’t paid enough

Legacy Health faces a historic $5M fine as Oregon’s labor agency clamps down on missed meals

Oregon’s labor oversight division has, to the tune of $5 million-plus, proposed a historic fined regarding violations at three Legacy Health facilities. Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center received “separate Notices of Intent to Assess Civil Penalties” from the state’s Bureau of Labor and […]
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Chimps Inc. settles safety citations, still faces labor charges

Oregon labor bureau could fine chimp sanctuary $81,500. Chimps Inc., a nonprofit chimpanzee sanctuary in Tumalo, recently settled with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after appealing 10 safety-related violations. Source: Chimps Inc. settles safety citations, still faces labor charges

BOLI fines Legacy Health record-breaking $5 million for denying employees breaks

Legacy Health is facing a $5 million fine, the largest civil penalty ever assessed from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, after employees complained about being forced to skip meal and break periods. Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused Legacy of denying 5,156 break and meal periods to hundreds of employees. Source: BOLI fines Legacy […]
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Labor Commissioner Proposes Fining Legacy Health $5.2 Million For Depriving Employees of Required Breaks

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries today issued a notice of intent to assess civil penalties of nearly $5.2 million against Legacy Health for depriving workers of meal and rest breaks at three Legacy hospitals. The proposed penalty is the largest in the agency’s history and comes in response to complaints that Legacy repeatedly […]
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Oregon Levies Its Largest Ever Civil Fine On Legacy Health

Legacy Health Systems is being fined $5 million — the largest civil fine ever imposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. But Legacy said it’s fighting the penalty. Source: Oregon Levies Its Largest Ever Civil Fine On Legacy Health . News | OPB