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Press Releases

2_2_15 BOLI Interim Order finds Sweet Cakes discriminated against same-sex couple in bakery civil rights case

Download the Interim Order here: BOLI Sweet Cakes Interim Order

1 29 15 Avakian announces settlement in Daimler racial discrimination cases

1_28_15 State Settles Housing Discrimination Case

12.11.14 Few states utilize available federal dollars for gender diversity in construction jobs

Download the IWPR/GreenWays report: Untapped Resources, Untapped Labor Pool

11.13.14 Business and education leaders urge school innovation for economic growth

11.10.14 BOLI Final Order finds Duck Stop Market violated customer's civil rights

Download the Duck Stop Final Order here: Duck Stop Market

10.22.14 BOLI expands Daimler civil rights investigations as more employees step foward

Download the Barker complaint here: Barker complaint

Download the Burley complaint here: Burley complaint

Download the Fouad complaint here: Fouad complaint

Download the Pierce complaint here: Pierce complaint

10.8.14 BOLI will investigate additional allegations of racial discrimination at Daimler

Download the complaint here: Harris complaint

10.8.14 BOLI will offer free seminars on prevailing wage laws

10.1.14 Avakian files racial discrimination charges against Daimler

Download the commissioner's complaint here: Daimler Commissioner's Complaint

9.25.14 BOLI will help landlords navigate Section 8 protections, housing law

9.17.14_Avakian announces 2015 minimum wage increase for 141,000 workers

Download chart: Bureau of Labor and Industries_Wage Chart_2015

9_12_14 BOLI Employment Law Conference will help employers navigate workplace protections

8.07.14 BOLI recovers $20,000 in wages for workers on Pearl District park project

6.26.14 Construction firm will pay civil penalties for meal and rest period violations in BOLI settlement

5_8_14_BOLI prevails in fire fighter overtime case

5_8_14_Career technical education grants expand hands-on learning to more than 200 schools

4.29.14 BOLI Final Order fines company in race discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation case

4.15.14 BOLI debars Hard Rock Concrete

4.14.14 Settlement reached in K+O Contracting wage and retailiation complaint

4.7.14 Top 10 things to know about equal pay in Oregon

3_17_14 State Settles Housing Discrimination Case Involving Disability Service Dog

3_11_14 Commissioner Avakian, Sen. Roblan and Rep. McKeown tour of Reedsport shop class will highlight skills investment

1_30_14_Eastern Oregon seminars will help employers navigate hiring, civil rights, and wage and hour laws

1_27_14_Oregon Council on Civil Rights highlights wage gap in Oregon, policy options

Download the Oregon Council On Civil Rights' Pay Inequality Report: Pay Inequality Report 

1_17_14_BOLI finds substantial evidence of unlawful discrimination in bakery civil rights complaint

1_16_14_BOLI prevails in Oregon Supreme Court “successor in interest” case

1_7_14_Major investment in career technical education will expand hands-on learning to 140 schools

Download grant summary: 2014 CTE summary-of-all-grants-awarded

12.26.13_Top five things to know about Oregon's 2014 minimum wage increase

12.4.13 Avakian announces 2014 BOLI Business Award

11.21.13 Avakian urges LGBT workplace protections citing Oregon's experience with state Equality Act

Download letter: ENDA letter to Speaker Boehner

10.14.13_Avakian helps recover $113,000 in unpaid wages for 37 Oregon workers

10.2.13 BOLI Business Leadership Awards seeks nominations for outstanding Oregon employers

09.26.13 BOLI seeks pre-apprenticeship proposals to support women and minorities in the construction trades

9.17.13_Avakian announces 2014 minimum wage increase for nearly 100,000 workers

8.30.13_BOLI Final Order_P Club discrimination violated Oregon law

8.14.13_Same-sex couple files formal civil rights complaint with BOLI against Gresham bakery

8.08.13_Upcoming seminars will help employers navigate record keeping, documentation and discipline laws

7.26.13_Young women can build great careers in construction trades

7.18.13_Avakian will discuss economic competitiveness at Ashland Rotary

7.08.13_Workforce diversity report shows progress, but gaps remain

6.26.13_Avakian praises new worker protection against wage violations

6.26.13_Avakian on DOMA ruling_Oregon controls its own destiny

6.25.13_Avakian highlights modern learning at InFocus

05.31.13 Senate passes bill to provides civil rights protection to unpaid interns

4.22.13 Court of Appeals denies stay of enforcement in Bend religious discrimination judgment

4.16.13_Avakian helps recover $113,000 in unpaid wages for workers on Portland reservoir project

3.14.13 Avakian touts Oregon experience at federal minimum wage hearing

3.11.13 Avakian will serve as lead witness at Congressional minimum wage hearing

2.20.13_Avakian creates online resource for public

1.29.13 Avakian files formal charges in P Club discrimination case

1.21.13 Oregon Labor Commissioner Avakian issues MLK Day message