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
Right now, employment across the state stands at an all-time high, some 70,000 jobs above levels reached prior to the Great Recession. Oregon is now getting very close to full employment, something we are likely to reach in the fall. Read the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis report now.read more
Even as participation rates and employment opportunities are rising, these gains are not evenly distributed across the economy or individuals. In fact, there are stark differences across generations and their labor market outcomes today. Read the Oregon Office of...read more
The below is a statement of law from https://www.healthcare.gov provided here for your convenience: If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee called the individual shared responsibility payment. (The fee is sometimes called the...read more
Effective January 1, 2016, employers in the state of Oregon are required to implement sick time policies that provide paid sick time to employees. What is Confident doing? Confident has implemented our 2016 Oregon Sick Leave - Hourly Accrual System for all employees...read more
Effective January 1, 2016, employers that employ employees in the state of Oregon are required to implement sick time policies and provide sick time to employees. Employers are also required to provide employees with a notice of the law’s provisions. This notice is...read more
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