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The Bureau of Labor and Industries announces a settlement in civil rights charges against Typhoon Restaurant and former employees named in the complaint can now submit claims.

 

The restaurant was charged with discrimination against foreign workers who were paid much less and required to work longer hours than U.S. hired employees.

 

Oregon Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian launched the initial investigation against Bo and Steve Klein and Typhoon Restaurants last year.

 

BOLI helped shield complaining employees while the investigation was ongoing, and now a $100,000 claim fund is set up to pay those former employees, because Avakian says Klein will not be able to satisfy all the debts and he wants t make sure the employees are compensated. .

 

Steve Klein died of a heart attack last August and Typhoon shuttered its restaurants in February.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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