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What is the Just Enforcement Act

Oregon has been a leader in building a fair and thriving economy by raising workplace standards. Working families in Oregon have won important victories on a range of workplace rights in the past five years. These victories include a strong, inclusive minimum wage, earned sick leave, equal pay guarantees, and the country’s first Fair Work Week Law – delivering real benefits for our communities. But severe under-enforcement of those laws has diminished
their impact.

The Problem: Rampant Violations, Inadequate Enforcement Every day, bad-behaving companies steal workers’ wages with no remedy. Our state agencies have talented, hardworking staff, but there aren’t enough of them to investigate and prosecute every lawbreaking company.

The Solution: Empowering Workers for Smart Enforcement
We can protect our legal rights and hold corporate wrongdoers accountable by deputizing whistleblowers to bring enforcement actions on behalf of the state. By enacting JEA we can ensure workers can defend themselves.

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