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Resources for Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

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While NWJP continues to take calls and questions from the community, these resources may also answer pressing questions for workers in Oregon.

Housing Updates

(Updates as of December 21, 2020)
The state of Oregon has new and stronger protections for certain renters. To see if you qualify for this stronger eviction protection, click here or call Community Alliance of Tenants at 503-288-0130 (Tuesdays 6-7 PM and Saturdays 1-2 PM).

Multnomah County has also extended the eviction moratorium until at least July 2, 2021. Check out this flyer to find out how to write your landlord to use the grace period.

Sick and Family Leave for Covid-19



A Better Balance:

U.S. Department of Labor:

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI):

Family Values at Work and National Employment Law Project:

  • COVID-19, Paid Leave, and Unemployment Flow Chart

Workplace Health and Safety for Covid-19


The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health:

Staying Safe During COVID-19 - Worker Rights and Strategies


Ombudsman for Injured Workers

  • Oregon Workers' Compensation - Exposure to COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


COSH Network

Disability Rights for Covid-19

US Equal Opportunity Commission:

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI):

Disability Rights Oregon:

Job Accommodation Network (JAN):

Unemployment Insurance for Covid-19


Legal Aid Services of Oregon

National Employment Law Project

Oregon Employment Department:

Causa Oregon:


Wage and Hour Rights for Covid-19

U.S. Department of Labor:

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI):

Additional Resources for Workers

Employment Attorney Christina Stephenson Covid KYR Infographics
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Dos materiales en Español  -

Comprehensive information on COVID 19 in 57 languages

Resources for domestic workers at National Domestic Worker Alliance

Mutual Aid (where you can request direct assistance, like grocery drops and other things) Map

Legal Representation

Our multi-strategy approach to ending workplace abuse doesn't stop at policy advocacy or education. Because workers need all the tools available to recover their stolen wages, we have four on-staff attorneys ready to guide our clients through the process of asserting their federal and state employment rights and the hard-earned protections to which they are entitled.

We help workers in the low-wage sector, especially those who are immigrant and/or temporary. While we strive to take on as many clients as we can, we give preference to cases in  which classes of workers are affected and those whose results will influence public policy.

In addition to our many other accomplishments, in the last 12 years, NWJP has recovered nearly $3 million in lost wages and damages for low-wage workers from all sectors.

For more information about our Legal Representation program or to make an appointment, please contact us.

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Policy Advocacy

The social, economic and environmental justice issues we face today are deeply rooted in oppression, prejudice, and lack of evidence-based approaches to solving problems. Legal strategies, while helpful, aren't sufficient to right the wrongs that are now embedded in our seemingly unmovable power structures.

Understanding that it is vital for workers' well being to have strong laws on their side, we take on policy advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels through our work with the Oregon Coalition to Stop Wage Theft and the Low-Wage Worker Legal Network, and our participation and leadership in various state coalitions and campaigns.

In addition to our own policy advocacy efforts, we support state and national campaigns that seek to improve working and economic conditions for workers in Oregon and beyond.

Some of the campaigns and/or groups we currently support are:

International Law Principles

We are bringing international law to bear in our own casework, building a worldwide network of attorneys and advocates who are exploring similar strategies, and looking for opportunities to invoke international law’s procedural mechanisms to focus attention on U.S. employment practices.