Violations of certain laws relating to maximum working hours and minimum employment conditions
- retaliation prohibited
(1)Any employee asserting a violation of ORS 652.020 (Maximum working hours in certain industries), 653.263 (Overtime for persons employed by seafood processors) or 653.265 (Overtime for persons employed in canneries, driers and packing plants) may file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries under ORS 659A.820 (Complaints) or a civil action as provided in ORS 659A.885 (Civil action).
(2)In addition to any other damages provided by law, the commissioner may assess a civil penalty against the employer in the amount of $1,000.
(3)The commissioner shall waive 50 percent of the amount of any civil penalty imposed by order under this section if the commissioner determines that the employer paid the full remedy due, not including any civil penalty, within 14 days after the order imposing the remedy became final by operation of law or on appeal.
(4)Civil penalties authorized by this section shall be imposed in the manner provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).
(5)An employer may not retaliate or in any way discriminate against an individual with respect to hire or tenure or any other term or condition of employment because the individual has inquired about the provisions of this section or ORS 652.020 (Maximum working hours in certain industries), 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions) or 653.265 (Overtime for persons employed in canneries, driers and packing plants) or has reported a violation to, or filed a complaint with, the Bureau of Labor and Industries. [2017 c.685 §11]
§§ 652.010 to 652.080
Law Review Citations
51 OLR 44 (1971)