Private employers. "Telecommuting" is defined as working from the employee's home or from an office near the employee's home 1 or several days per week, rather than from the principal place of employment (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 240.855).
Minimum wage. Telecommuters classified as nonexempt must be paid at least minimum wage and time and a half for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek (OR Rev. Stat. Ch. 653).
State workers. The state of Oregon has a policy (HR Policy 50.050.01) to encourage state agencies to allow their employees to telecommute when there are opportunities for improved employee performance, reduced commuting miles, or agency savings, and when the practice does not conflict with collective bargaining agreements. Each state agency must create a written policy defining specific criteria and procedures for telecommuting and sign a telecommuting agreement with each participating employee (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 240.855).
Local programs. Some local government entities, such as the city of Portland, have established their own telecommuting programs. Check with your local chamber of commerce to see if there are such programs in your area.