Oregon's Fair Chance Law
Source: National Employment Law Project
Oregon House Bill 3025 (2015) – Applies to public and private employment
Oregon’s HB 3025 bill provides very specific steps for employers in regards to asking about criminal information. Specifically, the law, which went into place June 25, 2015, bars employers from inquiring about a person’s prior criminal conviction until the employer has provided an interview to the applicant. However, there are limitations to this bill. Specifically, there are some types of conviction history that would automatically disqualify an applicant by law and for specific positions including criminal justice, law enforcement, or volunteer positions in this sector.
Commentary: A number of groups worked to support change including several community groups and labor organizations. The group’s campaign “Fair Shot for All” worked to promote improvement to laws in areas of minimum wage, wage theft, and racial profiling.