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Operations during Coronavirus Pandemic
Bureau of Labor and Industries office operations are curtailed (and offices closed to the public) in adherance with clear recommendations from public health officials in Oregon and around the world to minimize social contact to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

All agency operations continue, but we are closed to in-person visits. Oregonians who would like to get information, file a complaint, or ask questions about laws that protect workers can call 971-673-0761 or email mailb@boli.state.or.us.

Employers can call our Technical Assistance Hotline at 971-673-0824 or email bolita@boli.state.or.us.

  • ​​​​Oregon law requires employers to give you sick time.
  • You get at least 1 hour of protected sick time for every 30 hours you work.
  • If your employer has 10+ employees (6+ in Portland), you get paid sick time.
  • You can use sick time for many reasons, including if you or a family member is sick, injured, experiencing mental illness, or need to visit the doctor.​
  • You can also use sick time if your child's school is closed by order of a public official for a public health emergency.
Information about unemployment benefits & coronavirus: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx​

File a complaint about a business that isn't following the Governor's executive order or social distancing guidelines: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/osha/hazrep/

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

Our 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 Val Hoyle

Boards and Advisory Committees
Oregon Labor and Industries and the Commissioner oversee critical committees dealing with workforce development and prevailing wage rate law.
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For All Oregonians
We protect and defend Oregonians' civil rights. We investigate civil rights violations at work, when finding a home, and and in public places around the state. Click here for more information.
For Employees
We ensure employees are paid what they earn. We enforce laws related to minimum wage, overtime, terms and conditions of employment and prevailing wage rates on public works projects. We also help workers recover wages owed by an employer--click here for more information.
Apprenticeship and Training
Apprenticeships are paid, on-the-job training programs that give Oregonians pathways to family wage jobs. Click here to learn more about apprenticeship programs and opportunities.