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Payroll Oregon, Unique Aspects of Oregon Payroll Law and Practice
The Oregon State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is no penalty for a late report in Oregon.
The Oregon new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 503-378-2868 or on the web at http://dcs.state.or.us/employers.htm
Oregon does not allow compulsory direct deposit
Oregon requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
Oregon requires that employee be paid no less often than every 35 days.
In Oregon there are no statutory requirements concerning the lag time between when the services are performed and when the employee must be paid.
Oregon payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the end of the first business day after discharge or termination. Voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay earlier of next regular payday or 5 business days; immediately if 48 hours' notice is given.
Deceased employee's wages must of ,000 be paid to the surviving spouse, children, or guardians (in equal shares).
Escheat laws in Oregon require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after three years.
The employer is further required in Oregon to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 3 years.
Oregon payroll law mandates no more than .05 may be used as a tip credit.
In Oregon the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that all employees must have 30 minutes rest after five hours of work; 10 minutes rest each 4 hours.
Oregon statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than two years. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The Oregon agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Department of Justice
Division of Child Support
Department of Human Resources
1495 Edgewater St., NW
Salem, OR 97304
Oregon has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,