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Oregon Law Addresses False Employment Records

Employees Granted a Private Cause of Action for Violations of the Law

Oregon has enacted a new law relating to false employment records. Key provisions of the law are presented below.

New Law
Under the new law, an employer may not compel, coerce, or otherwise induce (or attempt to induce) an employee to create, file, or sign documents containing information that the employer knows is false related to the hours worked or compensation received by the employee.

In addition to any other remedy provided by law, an employee has a private cause of action for a violation of the provision above. The law also contains additional information regarding damages, other relief, and enforcement.

The law is effective January 1, 2018. Click here to read the text of the law.


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