A bill that would imply up to $ 180,000 in civil penalties against employers found to violate certain state work environment measures and Oregon workers' compensation laws, including reporting of damages and payment of fines, goes to Gov. Kate Brown's office after passing the state senate on Tuesday.
H. B. 2087, which passed the Chamber on February 26, says that the Head of the Department of Consumer and Business Services "shall assess a civil penalty against an employer or insurer who intentionally or repeatedly induces the applicants for compensation for failing to report accidents, employees may collect claims as damages claim, the claimants accept less than the indemnity necessary or make it necessary for the applicants to bring an action against the employer to secure compensation. "
" The director may not assess more than $ 2,000 for each infringement or more than $ 40,000 in total for one calendar year infringement, says the bill, adding that "any violation, or every day during which an infringement continues, constitutes a separate offense. "
In addition, it is clear from the bill that failure to pay judgments or other payments due to the director or failure to comply with the statute Rules or instructions of the director regarding reports or other claims would be compared to a civil penalty" exceeding $ 4,000 for each breach, or $ 1
. Even in anticipation of the governor's signature, H.B. 2406, which passed both the Senate and the House, which addresses the workers' eligibility and requirements for trainees working for school districts.