OREGON - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

• For purposes of certain Oregon minimum wage and working conditions laws (ORS 652.010 to 653.261), “agricultural employment” is employment in “agriculture.” “Agriculture” is defined at Or. Admin. R. 839-020-0004.

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage

*By April 30th of each year, the Bureau will calculate an adjustment of the standard minimum wage rate.)—- Portland Metro ($1.25 over the standard minimum wage)——- Nonurban Counties ($1 less than the standard minimum wage)



State Enforcement Agency

State of Oregon, Bureau of Labor and Industries

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/Pages/index.aspx 

Relevant Forms: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/WHD/Pages/W_Whhowinf.aspx (also available in Spanish) 


Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:

Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division

Website: https://wcd.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx
Relevant Forms: https://wcd.oregon.gov/worker/Pages/file-a-claim.aspx

Field Sanitation

State Enforcement Agency:

Department of Consumer and Business Services

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/Pages/index.aspx

Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency:

Oregon Department of Agriculture

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/Pesticides/Pages/default.aspx

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Enforcement Agency: 

Oregon Employment Relations Board 

Website: https://www.oregon.gov/Erb/Pages/Index.aspx

State Legal Services Organizations

Legal Aid Services of Oregon


Northwest Workers’ Justice Project


Oregon Law Center