Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries

Portland hospital find $277K for worker break violations

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center has been fined nearly $277,000 for failing to ensure that employees get breaks. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Bureau of Labor and Industries announced the fines on Thursday, stating the fine is the largest amount of civil penalties in the agency’s history. Source: Portland hospital find $277K for worker break violations […]
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Si Casa Flores employees seek unpaid wages

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries said Wednesday it will investigate wage claims totaling more than $21,000 by 28 employees of three Si Casa Flores restaurants in Jackson County that closed in mid-September. Source: Si Casa Flores employees seek unpaid wages

Annual employment law conference on tap

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries next month will hold its annual employment law conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Each year, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries employees track the issues they receive the most questions about. Those issues are then used to compile a list of educational sessions for the agency’s annual employment law […]
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Regardless of federal changes, Oregon law still protects transgender people’s civil rights

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo telling the Justice Department that civil rights law banning discrimination based on sex in the workplace should not be extended to cover transgender people. In 2014, then-Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told the Justice Department that the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the Civil […]
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Second teen gets $1 million in Stars strip-club case

An Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries final order issued Thursday wiill direct $1 million to a then 15-year old minor who faced unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment at Stars Cabaret strip club, where she was hired as a dancer. Source: Second teen gets $1 million in Stars strip-club case – KTVZ

Oregon Orders Stars Cabaret to Pay $1 Million to a Teenage Dancer

Stars Cabaret strip club in Beaverton faces an order to pay $1 million to a former 15-year-old dancer, in the second of two cases brought against the estwhile club by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian over sexual harassment and discrimination against minors. Source: Oregon Orders Stars Cabaret to Pay $1 Million to a Teenage Dancer […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Violated Veteran’s Rights

State’s top court upholds earlier Labor Commissioner’s ruling that MCSO violated veterans’ preference law. The Oregon Supreme Court today upheld earlier decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Bureau of Labor and Industries that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated the state’s veterans’ preference law. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Violated […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Violated Veteran’s Rights

State’s top court upholds earlier Labor Commissioner’s ruling that MCSO violated veterans’ preference law. The Oregon Supreme Court today upheld earlier decisions by the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Bureau of Labor and Industries that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated the state’s veterans’ preference law. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Finds Multnomah County Sheriff’s […]
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Oregon Liquor Agency And Workers Compensation Insurer Could Be Privatization Targets

The state of Oregon may be able to wring money out of its liquor and insurance businesses to help pay down the state’s big public pension debt. Source: Oregon Liquor Agency And Workers Compensation Insurer Could Be Privatization Targets . News | OPB

Beaverton Strip Club Ordered To Pay $1 Million To Former 15-Year-Old Dancer

An administrative law judge has issued an order that would award $1 million in damages to a former underage employee who was subject to sex harassment and discrimination at a now-closed adult entertainment club in Beaverton. Source: Beaverton Strip Club Ordered To Pay $1 Million To Former 15-Year-Old Dancer . News | OPB