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Oregon Hiring: What you need to know

Under the Oregon Fair Employment Practice Act, employers may not refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate against prospective employees on the basis of the applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age (18 or over), or disability, or because the applicant associates with a person in one of the protected classifications (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659A.030et seq.). The law also prohibits employers from discriminating against an applicant whose juvenile record has been expunged. The law applies to all employers in the state, regardless of size, except for the disability provision, which applies only to employers with six or more employees (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659A.106).
Unemployed applicants. Effective March 27, 2012, the Oregon Fair Employment Opportunity Act prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants who are currently unemployed (OR SB 1548 3/27/12). Employers are prohibited from including current employment as a job qualification when advertising a job vacancy, refusing to consider or review job applications submitted by applicants who are currently unemployed, or limiting consideration to applicants who are currently employed. Employers may limit applications to their current employees and may require applicants to have current licenses or other credentials. Employers that violate the law are subject to civil penalties. A violation of the law does not create a private cause of action for a job applicant.
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Domestic Violence. It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to refuse to hire an otherwise qualified individual because the individual is a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking (OR Rev. Stat. ...

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We’ve compiled a list of the 100 most commonly asked questions we have received on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations.
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This report, "Top 100 FLSA Q&As", is designed to provide you with an examination of the federal FLSA overtime regulations in Q&A format, including valuable tips for bringing your workplace into compliance in an affordable manner.

At the end of the report, you will find a list of state resources on wage and hour issues. This report includes practical advice on topics such as:
  • FLSA Coverage: How FLSA regulations apply to all employers and any specific exemptions from the overtime requirements
  • Salary Level: Qualifying for exemptions and nonexempt employees
  • Deductions from Pay: Deducting for violations, disciplinary reasons, sick leave, or personal leave


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