REPORT: Cleaning Up Oregon’s Janitorial Industry
On July 1, 2018, a new Oregon law will hold janitorial contractors and their customers responsible for fixing longstanding problems in the industry, including sexual harassment and assault, discrimination, and wage theft.
Janitorial companies are now required to obtain a Property Services Contractor license from the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and train all employees in preventing workplace sexual harassment and assault.
Customers, such as building owners and managers, must ensure their janitorial companies have a valid Labor Contractor license. Otherwise, customers may also be exposed to the risk of fines, lawsuits, and liability for unpaid wages.
Choosing a Responsible Contractor – licensed, vetted, and listed at RaiseAmericaPDX.org/Responsible – is the best way property managers can maximize service quality and value, and minimize risk.