Important W2 Information for Employees

W-2 Forms How do I get my tax information at the end of the year? The Confident Companies is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide each employee with a W-2 Form that states the employee's compensation and tax withholding amounts for the calendar...

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Oregon’s Equal Pay Act to Take Effect Jan. 1, 2019

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...

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Fun Friday: New Construction Lot Size

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...

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Consumer Price Index, West Region — August 2018

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....

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Oregon Minimum Wage Rate Summary

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...

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Oregon Minimum Wage Rates

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,...

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Oregon Employment by Age

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...

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2016 – Individual Mandate – Affordable Care Act – ACA

The below is a statement of law from 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...

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Oregon Sick Leave – Statement of Compliance

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...

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