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How To Collect Unpaid Wages From an Employer

How To Collect Unpaid Wages From an Employer

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Collecting unpaid wages due to you in Oregon

If an employer and employee disagree over the amount of wages due to the employee, the employer must pay the wages the employer concedes are due. The time frame for such payment is  set forth in ORS 652.140 (payment due within one day if employee is terminated or immediately if the employee quits and has given the employer at least 48 hours notice, excluding weekends and holidays).

The employee maintains the right to collect any remaining wages the employee fees are due. In Oregon, the employee can file a claim with the court or through the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI).

If the employer refuses to pay the employee, the employee may be entitled to additional wages if certain conditions are met. It is important to know your rights and speak to an attorney who can help you enforce them.