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Two New Oregon Laws for Employers

With so many changes in tax laws, being a small business owner can feel overwhelming.  Understanding and administering employment laws can by a big task.  We want to help you. Oregon has two new programs that will begin in 2018; the Oregon Saves program and the new statewide Transit Tax…

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Guide for Employers – Best Practices

As a small employer, you are the HR Department and managing the people and culture of your business is important to the success of your business.  Processing paychecks and paying payroll taxes is a big part of your role, but you should also understand all of your requirements as an…

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Overtime Rule Delayed

On Tuesday, November 22 a U.S. District Court judge granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulation from going into effect on December 1, 2016. The injunction gives the court more time to review the rule, and make any final decision on the DOL’s rule,…

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Overtime rules: What Employers Should Know

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has protected employees from unfair treatment since 1938.  The law establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards effecting employees in the private and public sector. Employers need to understand how to classify workers and identify how these rules apply to them.…

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Oregon Minimum Wage Increases Friday

The first in a series of scheduled minimum wage increases begins Friday when minimum wage will increase to $9.75 in the Urban/Portland areas.  The new minimum wage system takes effect July 1, 2016. Under the new system the rates gradually increase from 2016 through 2023.   Three tiers of minimum wage…

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