Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries

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

Oregon proposes $1 million award to underage dancer at strip club

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has proposed a $1 million award to a second woman who worked at a Beaverton strip club while underage Source: Oregon proposes $1 million award to underage dancer at strip club | Local | Eugene, Oregon

21 cranes, 15 hotels, 10,000 jobs: Inside Oregon’s development spree

While the 79th Oregon Legislative session left much to be desired, lawmakers should be commended for their work to complete a difficult transportation package that has the potential to improve Oregonians’ lives and livelihoods in every corner of the state. The work was done right from the beginning. Democrats and Republicans toured Oregon together for several months, […]
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Brad Avakian, Oregon labor bureau chief, will not seek re-election

Brad Avakian, Oregon’s labor commissioner and a regular in state politics for two decades, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election and will step down when his term ends in January 2019. Source: Brad Avakian, Oregon labor bureau chief, will not seek re-election | OregonLive.com

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Won’t Seek Reelection

Avakian will be best remembered for pursuing a 2015 discrimination case against Gresham bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian won’t seek a fourth term in 2018. Avakian, who announced his decision a letter released late this afternoon, doesn’t offer a reason but cites his lengthy tenure on the job: more than […]
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Third employee files complaint against Chimps Inc.

All complaints make similar claims. A third former employee of Chimps Inc. has filed a complaint with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries, claiming she was fired after refusing to sign away her ability to call 911 during an emergency. Aleeza Davis filed her complaint May 22, joining Zeya Wagner and Jennifer Harris, who […]
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Oregon Investigators Support Woman’s Claim Of Firing For Being Pregnant, Unmarried .

Oregon labor investigators have found evidence that a faith-based nonprofit broke discrimination laws by firing a pregnant employee. Source: Oregon Investigators Support Woman’s Claim Of Firing For Being Pregnant, Unmarried . News | OPB