The Oregon Legislature recently completed its 2010 Supplemental Session. Among the bills passed by the legislature include five employment-related bills. Click on the bill number to download a copy of the actual bill:

  • SB 996: Expands protections for public employees who report law violations or safety dangers to include discussions on those topics with elected officials and auditors (effective March 4, 2010)
  • SB 1045: Prohibits employers from using credit histories for pre-employment screenings or promotions (effective July 1, 2010) (click here to read the World of Work's coverage of the bill)
  • HB 3651: Applies prevailing wage law to construction and installation of solar energy systems on public property (effective January 1, 2011)
  • HB 3652: Allows electrical apprentices to work without direct supervision after completion of 5,000 hours of training for a license requiring 6,000 hours of training (effective January 1, 2011)
  • HB 3686: Allows the wearing of religious dress while engaged in the performance of duties as a public school teacher, and amends undue hardship test under the 2009 Workplace Religious Freedom Act as it applies to a classroom environment (effective July 1, 2011)