III. Employment Policies
I. Oregon wage and hour laws
In addition to the FLSA, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Wage and Hour Division promulgates laws and regulations governing Oregon employers. In some cases, the laws parallel federal law and in some cases are in addition to federal provisions.
Major provisions of the state law include wage collection, wage agreements and benefits, minimum wage and overtime laws, hours limitations in certain industries, and employment of minors.
The Technical Assistance Unit is available to employers to answer questions regarding wage and hour issues. The Unit is totally separate from the compliance unit and may not report violations. The Unit also provides regular training programs for employers and in addition provides in-service training at the employer's work site for a minimal fee.
last revised: 2/13/2012
last reviewed: 2/13/2012