The term « whistleblower » refers to employees who have privileged knowledge of an illegal practice or workplace safety risk. You need to be able to report this and stay busy. It is important to mention that tip credits are illegal, which means that tips cannot be counted towards employees` hourly wages. In addition, the State of Oregon enforces the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits employers from paying different wages and benefits to employees whose work is of a comparable nature. Agricultural workers can be at high risk of injury, lung and skin diseases, and even some cancers, due to prolonged exposure to the sun and exposure to chemicals. To be eligible, an employee must have worked for the employer for at least one year and at least 1,250 hours. Note that at the federal level, this only applies to employers with more than 50 employees. Now let`s take a look at what Oregon employers are allowed to do when an employee requests time off work. 16 and 17 years old: 16- and 17-year-olds can work any hour with a maximum of 44 hours per week. Getting a work permit in Oregon is much easier than most teens think, but the whole process can be pretty confusing if you`ve never done it before. That`s why we`ve created this page, where you`ll find everything you need to know about getting a work permit in Oregon. If you`re under 16, a work permit is required to work part-time at any company, so follow what we`ve outlined here and you can get a job in no time. All employees must have a safe and healthy working environment.

Please only comment if you have previously worked for this company. During school holidays, 14- and 15-year-olds can work up to eight hours a day and 40 hours a week. From June 1 to Labour Day, they can work from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Young people aged 16 and 17 can work any number of hours per day and up to 44 hours per week. Domestic workers in a private home, delivery and newspaper sellers, and minors working as referees or assistant referees at a recreational football match are exempt from these requirements. Michelle Nati is an associate editor and editor who has covered legal, criminal and government news for and Complex Media. She holds a bachelor`s degree in communications and English from Niagara University.

Under the Fair Hours Act, all retail, hospitality and hospitality companies with more than 500 employees worldwide must provide their employees with a written estimate of their work schedule at the time of hire. If you are under 18, the type of job you can have depends on your age. In Oregon, a minor must generally be at least 14 years old to work. Minors at least 9 years old but under 13 years old can pick berries and beans in the summer in Oregon. If you are under the age of 14 and want to do some other type of work, you and your potential employer will need to submit a special request. Contact the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Child Labor Division for more information. (See Additional Resources for links and contact information.) If you are 16-17 years old, there are many jobs you can do. However, you are not allowed to accept a job that is considered « high risk ». These tasks include roofing, logging and courier services. You must also not operate heavy machinery or motorized equipment and vehicles. A full list of jobs considered too dangerous for minors is available on the BOLI website.

The same restrictions and more apply if you are 14-15 years old. Additional restrictions include work for breweries, wineries, cold stores and grain elevators. Minors in this age group are not allowed to sell door-to-door. See the Other Resources section again for a link to BOLI and more information. Even in jobs where minors are allowed to work, there are certain tasks that the miner cannot perform. Prohibited work tasks generally refer to the use of or exposure to motorized machinery. For example, if you work at a gas station, you should not use pits, brackets or lifting devices or tire inflation devices. To employ a minor, employers must apply for a single annual work certificate from the Child Labour Unit. If any of the information on the application shows that the employer is not complying with the law, the child labour unit will request changes. If the necessary changes are not possible, the application for a work certificate will be rejected and the employer must immediately dismiss the minor.