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2024 Oregon Employee Handbook Template

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Only $39.95 - Create an MS Word employee handbook for small business in The Beaver State

Oregon Law 2024 updates include:

  • Minimum Wage Updates

This template formatted specifically for Oregon

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This MS Word template for small business can be completed, then saved as a PDF, RTF or MS Works. It contains all major policies for small business with specific language for Oregon regulations, including language covering employee leave policy, and complies with federal guidelines and requirements for employers.

Creating an employee handbook from scratch can be very time consuming! And now you've been assigned the task of creating one for your Oregon small business.

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All the hard work has been done for you. The template masters at the Employee Handbook Store created the best employee handbook template on the market. Developed to comply with Oregon and federal labor laws, this template includes the policies used by 99% of all small businesses. You found exactly what you are looking for!

Template formatted specifically for Oregon:

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  • Oregon-specific template - over 100 policy topics.
  • Easily customize with your company logo.
  • Many topics have multiple options.
  • Easily edit, delete or add topics.
  • Acknowledgement form for employees to sign.
  • FREE Safety Manual template with over 30 topics.
  • FREE No-Compete & Non-Disclosure agreement.
  • FREE Drug Testing Policy and Consent Form.
  • Formatted in Microsoft Word for PC or Mac.
  • Available in PDF format.
  • Available in MS Works format.
  • Available In RTF (Rich Text Format).

Comply With Oregon Requirements

In addition to meeting requirements for Oregon, policies provided in this template adhere to federal labor laws which meet or exceed state laws. Oregon has state-mandated special requirements, that exceed federal requirements, for short-term disability leave for all employers with twenty five or more employees. The employee handbook offered here includes a policy defining adherence to the Oregon requirements for short-term disability leave to be used as company policy by Oregon-based employers*. Oregon small businesses will find, included in this template, policies for cell phones and texting, breaks, conduct, employee use of company vehicles, employee dress code, computer use, compensation, and nearly 100 other optional topics.

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Oregon is known for its stunning natural beauty and progressive culture. It is home to many natural wonders, including Crater Lake, Mount Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. The state is also known for its environmentally conscious policies, including its commitment to renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. Oregon is also a hub for the craft beer industry, with many award-winning breweries calling the state home.

Small businesses are a vital part of Oregon's economy, accounting for over 99% of all businesses in the state. Small businesses in Oregon span a range of industries, from food and beverage to technology and manufacturing. The state offers many resources to help small businesses thrive, including grants, loans, and training programs. Additionally, Oregon's close proximity to major West Coast markets like Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles make it an attractive location for small businesses looking to expand.

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) plays a crucial role in supporting small businesses in the state. BOLI's Technical Assistance for Employers program provides resources and guidance to small businesses on topics like employment law, workers' compensation, and workplace safety. BOLI also administers a variety of apprenticeship and training programs, which can help small businesses build a skilled workforce. Overall, BOLI is committed to creating a fair and equitable workplace environment for all Oregonians, including small business owners and their employees.

Develop an Oregon employee handbook for your business.

A properly crafted employee handbook provides communication of company policy to all employees, and prospective employees. Labor laws require that all businesses have written policy and enforce policies uniformly with all employees. An employee handbook is simply the best, most cost-effective method for complying with this requirement. A variety of methods can be used to inform employees. Posters are popular in some cases, but most often the best method is an employee handbook.

What should be included in an Oregon employee handbook?

As a matter of legal concerns, any policy the company would want to enforce should be clearly documented for the benefit of both the employer and employee. Particularly any policy that could impact hiring or dismissal of any employee, belongs in the employee handbook. If federal minimum standards are used as Oregon standards, the federal guidelines should be included as company policy.

Other helpful information to include.

A well-constructed employee handbook can also include, as a matter of convenience, contact email addresses and phone numbers, holiday schedules, Human Resources Department hours, office hours, and any other information likely to answer employee questions about day-to-day operations.

Resources for maintaining policies per state and federal labor laws.

In Oregon, labor laws that exceed federal labor law requirements, are created by the Oregon State Legislature. Enforcement of labor laws in Oregon is handled by the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries. This agency also processes labor law disputes.

Federal labor laws are developed and posted by The U.S. Department of Labor. To gather current information regarding a specific labor guideline, visit the Guidance Search Device. Additional information can be found via the Employer.gov website.

Who should develop an employee handbook for your small business in Oregon?

If you intend to create an employee handbook from scratch, it is recommended to use HR professionals and attorneys for this monumental task.

However, this project can be simplified by using an employee handbook template. Quality templates, offered by trusted suppliers, can expedite the process from weeks or months, to an hour or so. Templates also reduce costs significantly.

Order an Oregon employee handbook template, from The Employee Handbook Store. Founded in 1991 under the corporate name of The Guru Group, Inc., we have been offering these quality templates for over two decades.

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Logically organized for ease of use, topics are included for policies, procedures, employment standards, benefits, discipline and more. Many topics provide two to four options per topic (based on your preferences) for issues like smoking on company property. Developed by HR and management professionals, this template includes options that comply with federal FMLA and EEOC requirements.

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Information About OR Employment

State Legislature & Department of Labor

State-specific labor laws are drafted and passed by the state legislature. Many of these policies follow federal regulations, except where state requirements exceed federal minimums. Once legislation goes into effect, the state department of labor is charged with enforcement. These laws are the foundation of employee handbooks used by employers operating within the state.

Visit the Oregon Legislature website for details on current and upcoming labor and employment policy matters. Review requirements for employers operating in the state of OR. The Oregon Department Of Labor and Industries is responsible for enforcing these regulations.

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon Street, #1045
Portland, OR 97232
971 673-0761

S.B.A. - Guidance for small business employee handbooks, as well as other resources and tools, are offered to employers at no cost.
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St, SW.
Washington DC 20416

U.S. Department Of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
866 487-2365

Major Employers

These companies are some of the largest employers in Oregon. However, collectively they employee fewer workers than the accumulated employees of small business in OR.

Asante Health System
Cancer CENTER/OHSU Cancer
Fred Meyer Stores
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
Legacy Emanuel Hosp & Health
Monaco RV
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland International Airport
Portland Va Medical Center
Providence Portland Med Center
Providence St Vincent Med Center
Regence Group
Roseburg Forest Products
Salem Hospital
Samaritan Health Services
University of Oregon
US Post Office

These larger employers offer written employee policy manuals to their employees. Small and medium-size Oregon businesses are also required by labor laws to have written policy, make it available to all employees and enforce policies equally with all employees.