2017 ORS 653.480¹
Enforcement
  • right of action
  • penalties

(1) An employee asserting a violation of ORS 653.470 (Retaliation prohibited) 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) The commissioner has the same enforcement powers with respect to the rights established under this section and ORS 653.422 (Covered employees), 653.432 (Voluntary standby list), 653.436 (Advance notice of work schedule), 653.442 (Right to rest between work shifts), 653.450 (Employee right to input into work schedule), 653.455 (Compensation for work schedule changes), 653.465 (Record retention requirements), 653.470 (Retaliation prohibited) and 653.485 (Legislative intent) as are established in this chapter and ORS chapter 652.

(3) In addition to any other damages provided by law, the commissioner may assess a statutory penalty as follows:

(a) $500 for any violation of ORS 653.460 (Notice and posting requirements).

(b) $1,000 for any violation of ORS 653.422 (Covered employees), 653.432 (Voluntary standby list), 653.436 (Advance notice of work schedule), 653.442 (Right to rest between work shifts), 653.450 (Employee right to input into work schedule), 653.455 (Compensation for work schedule changes), 653.465 (Record retention requirements) or 653.470 (Retaliation prohibited).

(4) If the commissioner determines that the employer paid the full remedy due, not including any statutory penalty, within 14 days of service of an order, the commissioner shall waive 50 percent of the amount of any statutory penalty imposed by order under this section. [2017 c.691 §11]

Note: 653.480 (Enforcement) becomes operative July 1, 2019. See section 16, chapter 691, Oregon Laws 2017.

Note: See second note under 653.412 (Definitions).

Chapter 653

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Wage and Hour Commission jurisdic­tion to regulate govern­mental entity’s employ­ment of mi­nors, (1979) Vol 39, p 489

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 653—Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 653, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.