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  • Register for Technical Assistance Seminars now!
    The Technical Assistance for Employers program offers a variety of training seminars for Oregon employers, supervisors, managers, and human resource professionals. Technical Assistance trainers work closely with bureau enforcement divisions to provide you with educational seminars that cover the latest developments in employment law. BOLI seminars are acclaimed as an effective and proactive way to help keep your organization in compliance with labor laws -- and out of court!

    Seminar schedule is available ​here. Of course, our Technical Assistance trainers can also tailor any of our offerings in an onsite training seminar just for your business.  Click HERE for more details!

  • 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. 
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.