Category Archives: Bureau of Labor and Industries

DPO accuses BOLI candidate of misleading voters

A complaint by the Democratic Party of Oregon against Lou Ogden, a Republican seeking election as nonpartisan state labor commissioner, states that he mislead voters by suggesting he is the incumbent in the race. The Democratic Party of Oregon filed an elections complaint Thursday, April 19, against Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, a Republican seeking election […]
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Industry needs more access to BOLI, commissioner candidates agree

A former state representative and a small town mayor are the top candidates for commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. A former state representative and a long-time mayor are the top candidates for commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, and they both said business hasn’t been treated equally by the agency in […]
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Three newcomers square off in labor commissioner race

Commissioner, former state representative, small-town mayor to replace longtime commissioner. After longtime Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian declared he will not run again in 2018, the position is open to a slate of three newcomers. Source: Three newcomers square off in labor commissioner race; Commissioner, former state representative, small-town mayor to […]
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Some Oregon taxpayers are leaving money on the table

If you work, you may have money waiting for you this tax season. The Earned Income Tax Credit is an incredibly effective tool for low- and middle-income families — but only if people take advantage of it. The EITC can make a difference when it comes to paying rent, buying groceries, saving for college or […]
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Two Oregon men file discrimination complaints against Fred Meyer, Bi-Mart over gun-sale denials

Age discrimination alleged in complaints with state agency. Two men have filed complaints against Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart because the stores refused to sell them a rifle and ammunition after the retailers announced they wouldn’t sell any weapons or ammunition to anyone younger than 21. The complaints were filed with the Oregon Bureau of Labor […]
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Two Oregon Men File Civil Rights Complaints Against Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart Over Gun Sales

“I’ve been looked down on because of my age as not responsible enough to own or shoot.” Two Oregon men filed complaints with the Bureau of Labor and Industries on March 14 alleging that Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart violated their civil rights by refusing to sell them a gun and ammunition because they had not […]
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Two teens denied gun sales file complaints

Hayden Parsons of Sisters and Jackson Starrett of Canby filed complaints with the Bureau of Labor and Industries after retailers declined to sell them a gun and ammunition because they were younger than 21. Two Oregon men have filed complaints with the Bureau of Labor and Industries alleging that Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart unlawfully discriminated […]
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Legend Solar, Green Energy Star, Leaves Customers In Limbo

Legend Solar was a rising star in the green energy industry. But now, customers say the company took money for solar panels that were never delivered. Ali Amhaz left Las Vegas on his black Honda motorcycle and rode for Utah. He wanted his $28,000 back. A month earlier he’d signed up with Legend Solar to put […]
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How Strict Are Oregon’s Gun Control Laws? We’re All Over the Map.

Lawmakers and activists are aiming to restrict the sale of weapons. Here’s where we stand now. As debates over gun control gripped the nation this past month, Oregon lawmakers acted. Source: How Strict Are Oregon’s Gun Control Laws? We’re All Over the Map. – Willamette Week

Oregon seeks $148,000 penalty for company that allegedly fired employee over jury duty

A Lake Oswego company called Navex Global faces a nearly $150,000 state penalty for allegedly firing an employee who missed work when called to jury duty in California. Navex denies the allegation and said it will fight the proposed sanction. Navex fired Sharae Epperheimer in 2016, according to a proposed order from the Oregon Bureau […]
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