Like the other states, employers in Oregon need to post state-specific information about labor and employment laws – like that information found on the Oregon posters. These posters need to be posted in a visible area within a location where all employees have access. Possibilities include employee work rooms, break rooms or mail rooms. Anywhere employees tend to gather or visit on a regular basis is appropriate. Additionally, employers need to be aware that labor and employment laws can change as frequently as once a year so they need to make sure the information they have posted contains the most up-to-date laws.
Oregon posters are mostly meant to benefit the employees because they give them access to the information they need to know and understand their rights granted by labor and employment laws, including the information they would need if they want to file a complaint or grievance against their employer. Employers also benefit from this information, however. They can use the information on the posters to make sure that company policies don’t infringe on employees’ rights. Oregon posters also serve as a reference point should the employers have questions about specific laws such as to whom the Family and Medical Leave Act applies.
The Oregon posters need to contain information about both state and federal laws. The state laws that employers should post are those with information about unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, minimum wage, OSHA and the Family/Medical Leave Act. The federal laws that need to be covered are pretty much the same for every state. They include USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law, Federal Minimum Wage, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and OSHA – Job Safety and Health Protection.
Employers can ensure that they are following the Oregon posters posting requirements by making sure the information is up-to-date and that the posters are undamaged and in a clearly visible location.