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BOLI Overview Bureau Services
What does the Bureau of Labor and Industries do? 
BOLI protects employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and ensures access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.

BOLI's core mission:
  1. Protect the rights of workers and citizens to equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing and public accommodations
  2. Encourage and enforce compliance with state wages and hour laws and terms and conditions of employment
  3. Educate and train employers to understand and comply with both wage and hour and civil rights law
  4. Promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through apprenticeship programs and partnerships with business, government, labor and educational institution

Meet Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian

Boards and Advisory Committees
BOLI and Commissioner Avakian oversee several critical committees dealing with workforce development, civil rights, and prevailing wage rate law.

The Oregon Council on Civil Rights (OCCR) advises the Commissioner and other government agencies regarding civil rights issues and advocates for better education about, and enforcement of, civil rights in Oregon.
For All Oregonians
The Civil Rights Division (CRD) protects all Oregonians from unlawful discrimination, investigating allegations of civil rights violations in workplaces, career schools, housing and public accommodations. Visit CRD for more information.
For Employers
BOLI's Technical Assistance for Employers Program (TA) provides a variety of employer services including: public seminars around the state; customized, on-site trainings; employment law manuals and publications; and an assistance hotline that responds to questions from employers via phone and email. Visit TA for more information about BOLI services for employers.
For Employees
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) defends Oregonians' rights in the workplace, enforcing laws related to minimum wage, overtime, terms and conditions of employment and prevailing wage rates on public works projects. WHD can help workers recover wages owed by an employer--visit WHD's page for more information.
Apprenticeship and Training
Apprenticeship is occupational skill training that combines on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. A partnership of employers, workers, the State of Oregon, and a variety of and schools community colleges, apprenticeship trains workers to meet industry standards for a given occupation. Visit the Apprenticeship and Training Division to learn more about apprenticeship programs and opportunities.