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Human Resources

Legal Issues


Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer, affirming its commitment to the “public policy of the state to encourage and foster, to the fullest extent practicable, the employment of properly qualified persons regardless of their age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, national origin or ancestry.” Discrimination in establishment of wage rates is also prohibited.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in all employment practices, compensation, benefits, and training. You must consider hiring a qualified disabled applicant if he/she can perform the job with “reasonable accommodations.” Student Employment understands however, that while the typical student employee works about 8 to 15 hours a week, what may be a reasonable accommodation for a full-time employee might be unreasonable for someone working part-time.

On the Job Injuries

Students injured while performing work for the College are covered under Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Such injury should be reported immediately to both the student’s supervisor and the Occupational Health & Safety Officer, 503-768-7872.


Students are not eligible for benefits such as sick leave, holiday pay, overtime, vacation, or retirement, but they are eligible for Worker’s Compensation under provisions of Oregon Law.

International Students

Immigration regulations place certain restrictions on hiring foreign students who are enrolled in educational institutions in the United States. Enrolled international students with F-1 status are entitled to work for Lewis & Clark College in any student employment position on campus as long as the department has student labor budget funds available. Once hired, the student will work with the International Students & Scholars Office and the initial hiring student supervisor to complete required paperwork