Employees have certain rights under federal and state laws. Employers, for instance, cannot discriminate on the basis of many factors including race, religion or national origin.
Employers can also be liable for subjecting employees to a hostile work environment or sexual harassment. Employers must follow certain laws pertaining to wages and payment, including payment for overtime.
Employment lawyers in Oregon typically represent employees who have been treated unfairly or wrongly by their employers and seek to be compensated.
The NELA strives toward a world where employees are paid a living wage, that is free of employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Oregon State Bar - In Oregon, the State Bar has established a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Tigard, OR. The service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney experienced in a variety of different practice areas. The service charges $35 for a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney. More than 1,600 attorneys across the state participate in the service.