The majority of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The Act originally approved in 2017. The law expands the current sex-based pay discrimination law and to include ten protected classes: Race Color Religion Sex Sexual orientation National origin...read more
The Census Bureau recently released the 2017 Survey of Construction where they look at the characteristics of new construction, both single-family and multifamily. The National Association of Home Builders has dug into the numbers some and highlighted trends for both...read more
Area prices were up 0.2 percent over the past month, up 3.6 percent from a year ago Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), inched up 0.2 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today....read more
Enacted by the 2016 Oregon Legislature, Senate Bill 1532 establishes a series of annual minimum wage rate increases beginning July 1, 2016 through July 1, 2022. Beginning July 1, 2023, the minimum wage rate will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price...read more
The “Standard’ rate applies to the following counties, with the exception of those areas located within the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn,...read more
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