Know Your Rights as a Worker

Wherever you work, you have rights under the law. Sometimes it is difficult to understand these rights. Below are some resources that can help you learn about your rights as a worker and get help if you believe your rights are being violated.

Bureau of Labor and Industries Oregon
This page from BOLI provides specific information about your rights, wage and pay laws, discrimination, and filing complaints.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA provides information about your safety and health rights at work and ways to file complaints.
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
This organization oversees federal laws and has information on their website about types of discrimination and fact sheets for each one.
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Northwest Workers Justice Project
Provides legal advice and education to Oregon's low-wage workers as they advocate on their own behalf.
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Voz Workers Rights Education Project
Empowers “workers to create social change for better opportunities and working conditions”.

United Farm Workers
UFW is the nation’s largest farm workers union using organizing and action to create change.

Pineros Y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste
PCUN “empowers farmworkers and working Latinx families in Oregon by building community, increasing Latinx representation in elections, and policy advocacy”.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
AFL-CIO is a federation of unions that works collectively to “help make safe, equitable workplaces and give working people a collective voice to address workplace injustices”.

Fair Labor Standards Act
The FLSA “establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.”

This library blog post about legal aid may also be useful. 

The Library can help you do research about workers rights and help you with your job and career search. Contact us to ask questions or book a One-on-One appointment.


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