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  • Oregon Employers - TA can help!
    SOS_Phone.jpgThe Technical Assistance for Employers Program (TA) helps employers comply with state and federal labor and employment laws.
    TA offers both free and low-cost resources to Oregon employers, from customized on-site seminars to answers by telephone and email. Our informative handbooks cover topics like "Wage and Hour Laws" and "Leave Laws in Oregon", while other products like our fact sheets, advice columns and posters can be easily obtained online. 
    TA Employer Help Line: 971-673-0824
  • Handbook on Policy Writing Guidelines - Now Available
    Revised Cover Artand updated in 2012!
    The Technical Assistance for Employers Program has improved another great resource to help Oregon employers and support their success. This convenient reference manual can help employers to avoid claims of discrimination or creating unintended "contracts" and promote fair and consistent personnel decisions that are made more efficiently and backed with well-crafted written policies.

    Policy Writing Guidelines is a concise guide to crafting clear, effective policies that communicate your practices and help you prevent unnecessary legal claims. The text includes dozens of sample policies and answers to frequently asked questions. Every Oregon employer should have at least one copy on hand, so order yours today.
  • Child Labor Laws Handbook - Now Available
    Child Labor LawsIntroduced in 2012!
    Our Child Labor Laws is a new handbook for Oregon employers that zeros in on the child labor specific requirements of both state and federal wage and hour law.

    Get the all-in-one-place resource you need for understanding and applying child labor law requirements on topics like Oregon's annual Employment Certificate, age verification, working conditions, and hours of work limitations. Take advantage of clear discussions on how child labor laws handle volunteers, students, trainees, as well as parental and agricultural exemptions. Child Labor Laws includes a straightforward process for determining what work a minor employee can lawfully perform on the job and includes an extensive description of prohibited hazardous occupations. Detailed table of contents and full index. 77 pages. $15.
  • Civil Rights Laws Handbook - Now Available
    Civil Rights Laws CoverRevised and updated in 2012!
    Our Civil Rights Laws Handbook focuses on the employment aspects of Oregon law, defining protected classes, theories of discrimination and outlining discrimination-free personnel practices. Make sure you have the information you need on topics like state and federal family leave laws, what to do about sexual harassment, race and national origin discrimination, and reinstatement rights.
  • Wage and Hour Laws Handbook - Now Available
    Wage and Hour CoverRevised and updated in 2012!
    Our Wage and Hour Laws handbook provides all the basic information employers need on Oregon's wage collection laws, minimum wage, overtime, and child labor. Topics include compensable work hours, paydays, final paychecks, lawful deductions, meal and rest periods, minimum wage, exempt employee classification, and child labor laws. 102 pages. $40.00.
 30th Annual
Employment Law Conference
SeminarJoin us November 6-7, 2014 for BOLI's 30th Annual Employment Law Conference.  Bureau Compliance experts and Oregon's top employment law attorneys will provide you with the latest information and most effective tools to keep you in compliance... and out of court!



Fair Housing Training - FREE OF CHARGE! 
Technical Assistance for Employers and Civil Rights Division experts are presenting a series of public training for housing providers, community groups and other interested individuals on Oregon fair housing laws.  These training sessions are free of charge and require no pre-registration!



The Technical Assistance for Employers program offers a variety of training seminars for Oregon employers, supervisors, managers, and human resource professionals. Our expert trainers work closely with bureau enforcement divisions in order to provide you with educational seminars that cover the latest developments in employment law. BOLI seminars - an effective and proactive way to help keep your organization in compliance and out of court!
question_in_meetingCustomized On-Site Trainings
Interested in scheduling an on-site training customized for your company, organization or agency? We can train your entire workforce or a select few with a session tailored to meet your specific needs - on your schedule!


New to Supervision?

Consider joining us for our New Supervisors Training Series!  Over the course of six monthly training sessions you'll get everything from the basics of at-will employment and legal hiring to the nitty gritty of navigating leave laws and wage and hour requirements.  Our half-day sessions won't keep you out all day and give you time to apply and revisit essential employee management techniques, including coaching, documentation, work place investigations, employee discipline and lawful terminations.



2013 Editions of Our Two Essential Handbooks for Employers - STILL AVAILABLE!
Worker Classification & Wage and Hour Exemptions 2012
 Legal Hiring Practices

Documentation, Discipline & 
Other Publications Available from BOLI

In addition to Legal Hiring Practices and Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, BOLI's Technical Assistance Program offers a variety of handbooks on employment law topics, including civil rights law, wage and hour laws, family leave laws and policy writing guidelines. Workplace posters can also be purchased from Technical Assistance.