Oregon Aliens and Immigration laws & HR compliance analysis

Oregon Aliens and Immigration: What you need to know

The Oregon Fair Employment Practice Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin, or because of association with anyone of a particular national origin (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 659.030). Practices or policies that discriminate against immigrants legally eligible for employment may constitute national origin discrimination in violation of the Act. The law applies to all employers in the state.
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Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of the state law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination on the basis of national origin.
The Bureau of Labor and Industries enforces the Fair Employment Practice Act. The Bureau has the authority to receive, investigate, and make determinations regarding discrimination complaints, issue temporary and permanent cease and desist orders, and impose civil penalties. All remedies are enforceable in state court.
For additional information, visit http://www.oregon.gov.
The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the legal status and right to work of all new hires. To satisfy verification requirements, employers should ask all new hires for documents establishing both identity and work authorization. There is additional information and details on these requirements.
The federal IRCA and all subsequent amendments regulate the employment status of immigrants.
Preemption of state laws. IRCA provisions “preempt any state or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other ...

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