Oregon’s Legislators have recently signed passed laws that will bring changes to the Oregon state labor posters in 2018. Currently, the labor posting requirements for the state of Oregon in 2017 are classified by business size, or if the business is considered an agricultural employer. All the required posters for Oregon state in 2017 are available to download for free, including the required federal labor postings.
Before examining what will change on the Oregon state labor poster in 2018, let’s look at the current labor posters to see where the upcoming poster changes will take place.
- Oregon State 2017 Minimum Wage Poster
- Oregon OSHA Poster
- Oregon Family Leave Act
- Requirements for Oregon’s Sick Time Law Poster
- Notice of Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault & Stalking Poster
- Smoke Free Workplace Law Poster
The above posters are the ones that most employers are required to post. The Oregon.gov poster page includes the federal and agricultural posters that are to be included in the respective industries where the extra posters are needed.
The new laws that were recently passed and are likely to bring changes to the 2018 Oregon labor law poster are:
- House Bill 2005 – the Oregon Equal Pay Act
- House Bill 3008
- Senate Bill 398: Requirement for Oregon Employers to post the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The Equal Pay Act is designed to address the issue of salaries based on the employee’s sex or protected class. The law prohibits pay discrimination against women, minorities, disabilities, sexual orientation, national origin, or age. There are also built in protections for screening job applicants, as well as basing the job’s salary on the prospective employees’ former salary. The date for when the Oregon State Equal Pay poster is still not available, but it is likely to become its own labor posting, rather than adding the law to one of the existing labor law posters.
House Bill 3008 adds penalties for employers not to compel, coerce, or cause employees to falsify wage and hour documents. This law will likely add to the current minimum wage poster, although this isn’t certain, and the wording on the poster isn’t finalized, even though the law becomes effective January 1st, 2018.
Finally, the notice to post the federal EITC will likely be a new addition to the Oregon State 2018 labor poster. Although Oregon employers are already required to post other federal labor postings, the EITC isn’t a federally mandated labor posting, but will be required to post for the state of Oregon.