Filing a Wage
and Hour Complaint
and Hour Division accepts complaints that are filed within 180 days of the date
on which the alleged violation first occurred - if you feel that your employer
has violated wage and hour laws, you may file a complaint with the Portland
office of the Bureau of Labor and Industries' Wage and Hour Division.
may involve any of the following:
Child labor issues, such as working too many hours or too late, working during school hours.
- Break and meal periods, such as no breaks or meal periods given, no relief during a meal period, or no compensation during break periods.
- Deductions from paychecks including incorrect deductions, deductions for breakage or till shortages, or deductions not properly listed on the pay stub.
- Final paycheck problems such as the final paycheck is not received in a timely manner or not received at all.
- Other examples such as no pay stubs included with paychecks or irregular pay periods.
complaint is for unpaid wages, do not file a complaint. Instead, you need to
complete and submit a Wage Claim form.
regarding Oregon’s sick leave law are processed separately from complaints
regarding general wage and hour violations. Please visit our pages on the
Oregon sick leave law for more information and the appropriate complaint form.
submit a complaint by:
and filling out the PDF of our complaint form in English or Spanish and then
mailing it to:
Labor and Industries
Wage and Hour
800 NE Oregon
The Wage and
Hour Division will send a letter advising your employer of the alleged
includes a warning directing the employer to comply with state regulations regarding
Contact the Wage and Hour Division.
Online: www.oregon.gov/boli Email: email@example.com
Telephone: 971-673-0844 (Ore. Relay TTY: 711). Se habla español.