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  • Oregon apprenticeships hit major milestone

    More than 10,000 people are enrolled in Oregon’s state-registered apprenticeship programs for the first time ever.​

    Boosted by a growing economy and a booming construction industry, the total number of apprentices in programs certified by BOLI has more than doubled over the last six years.

    Find out about current apprenticeship opportunities & more here. 
  • Oregon's minimum wage has increased

    The minimum wage increased by $0.50 an hour in all three of the state's rate areas on July 1. 

    The new rates are: $11.25/hour in the standard zone, $12.50/hour in the Portland Metro area, and $11/hour in the nonurban area. Unless specifically exempted, Oregon employees are entitled to the minimum wage for all the hours they work. 

    Find a map of the three zones, a schedule for future increases, and other minimum wage FAQs here.​

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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 Val Hoyle

Boards and Advisory Committees
BOLI and the Commissioner oversee critical committees dealing with workforce development and prevailing wage rate law.
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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.