PORTLAND, Ore., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrett Business Services, Inc.
(Nasdaq: BBSI) announced today that its farm and forest labor contractor
license was reinstated by the State of Oregon. An administrative law judge
has withdrawn the final order on default of April 4, 1997 entered by the
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. The judge's ruling will allow Barrett
to present its case at a hearing to evaluate the merits of the State's
Barrett had reported on April 8, 1997 that its farm and forest labor
contractor license had been revoked by the State of Oregon through a default
judgment and an assessment of $488,000 in civil penalties. The State alleged
certain deficiencies related to written documentation evidencing that the
terms and conditions of employment and workers' rights and remedies had been
properly communicated to employees.
Chief Executive Officer William W. Sherertz stated, "This reinstates our
farm and forest labor contractor license and provides the Company the
opportunity to comprehensively respond to the State's allegations. The
administrative law judge is to be commended on his ruling to allow the case to
be evaluated on its merits."
Barrett Business Services, Inc. is a human resource management company
with offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, Michigan,
Maryland and Delaware. Barrett reported revenues of $215.8 million and net
income of $5.0 million for 1996.
SOURCE Barrett Business Services Inc.
CONTACT: William W. Sherertz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrett Business Services Inc., 503-220-0988