Idaho Government Agencies

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1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Idaho, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Idaho

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Idaho Human Rights Commission
Physical address:
317 West Main Street
Second Floor
Boise, ID 83735-0660
Mailing Address:
Idaho Commission on Human Rights
317 West Main Street
Boise, ID 83735-0660
Phone: (208) 334-2873
Toll-Free: (888) 249-7025
TDD: (208) 334-4751
Fax: (208) 334-2664
E-Mail: inquiry@ihrc.state.id.us
Web Address: http://humanrights.idaho.gov/

Agency Description/Mission: The ICRC investigations violations of the Idaho law prohibiting discrimination in employment, education, real estate transactions, and public accommodations which is based on race, color, sex, national origin or religion. Age discrimination in employment is also prohibited, and covers persons aged 40 and older. Disability discrimination is prohibited in the areas of employment and real estate transactions. It is illegal for an employer to take any adverse action (retaliate) against a person because he or she has filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation, or otherwise protested against an act or policy believed to be discriminatory. If it looks as if you could be a victim of illegal discrimination, call or write the Idaho Human Rights Commission.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Seattle District Office

Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
Phone: (206) 220-6883
TTY: (206) 220-6882

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Boise Area Office

1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 218
Boise, ID 8370
Phone: (208) 321-2960
Fax: (208)321-2966

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Idaho Department of Labor
317 West Main Street
Boise, ID 83735-0001
Phone: (208) 332-3570
TTY (Idaho Relay Service): (800) 377-3529
Web Address: http://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/idl/UnemploymentInsurance/UIBenefits/tabid/681/Default.aspx

Questions & Answers About Unemployment Insurance
Office Directory
Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Idaho Workers

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Idaho Department of Labor
317 W. Main Street
Boise, ID 83735-0001
Phone: (208) 334-6112
Fax: (208) 334-6430
TTY: (800) 377-3529 (through Idaho Relay Service)
Web Address: http://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/idl/Home/tabid/617/Default.aspx

Office Directory
Guide to Idaho Labor Laws

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Seattle Office

(Serves Northern Panhandle (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone Counties)):
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 755
Seattle, WA 98101-3212
Phone: (206) 553-4482
Fax: (206) 553-2883

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Portland District Office

(Serves Remainder of State)
1515 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Suite 1040
Portland, OR 97201-5445
Phone: (503) 326-3057
Fax: (503) 326-5951

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Idaho Industrial Commission
Statehouse Mail
317 Main Street
P. O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0041
Phone: (208) 334-6000
Toll-Free: (800) 950-2110
Fax: (208) 334-2321
Web Address: http://www.iic.idaho.gov/

Agency Description/Mission: The Idaho Industrial Commission regulates workers’ compensation activities in Idaho, including companies licensed to issue workers’ compensation policies; settles disputes between injured workers and insurers; decides appeals of unemployment decisions from the Idaho Department of Labor; ensures that employers have workers’ compensation coverage as required by law; provides no-cost rehabilitation services to Idaho workers injured on the job; and provides compensation to innocent victims of crime through the Crime Victims Compensation Program.

Injured Employees
Facts for Injured Workers
Benefits FAQ

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–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

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