Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Paying Employees in Oregon

Oregon 2021 Minimum Wage

  • $12.00 per hour
  • $13.25 per hour in the Portland metropolitan district
  • $11.50 per hour in the nonurban counties
  • No tip credit

Oregon Overtime Rules:

  • 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

Oregon Paystub Requirements:

  • An employer must provide an employee with an itemized statement at the time wages are paid detailing the amount and purpose of any deduction made from the wages. 
  • The itemized statement may be attached to or be a part of the check, draft, voucher or other instrument by which payment is made, or may be delivered separately from the instrument.

How often do you have to pay employees in Oregon?

  • Employees must be paid on a regular pay schedule
  • Paydays cannot be more than 35 days apart

When is an employee’s final check due in Oregon?

  • Voluntary resignation – wages are due on the last day worked if 48 hours notice was given.  If no notice is given, wages are due on the next regular payday or within 5 days, whichever is first.
  • Involuntary termination – if mutual agreement, wages are due by the end of the first business day after termination.  For terminations on weekends or holidays wages are due by the end of the next business day after termination.

Oregon Withholding Tax 

Oregon Withholding Tax Registration

Wages Subject to Oregon Withholding

  • All income earned by residents and nonresidents in Oregon is subject to Oregon withholding.
  • All income earned by Oregon residents in other states is subject to Oregon withholding unless withholding is taken by the work state.

Oregon Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate

Reciprocity

  • None

Oregon Withholding Tax Due Dates

  • Due quarterly by the last day of the month following the quarter end if your federal tax is less than $2,500 for the quarter
  • Due monthly by the 15th of the following month if your federal tax is $50,000 or less in the lookback period
  • Due semi-weekly if your federal tax liability is more than $50,000 in the lookback period
  • Due next day if your federal tax liability is more than $100,000 in a single pay period
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Oregon Unemployment Tax

Oregon Unemployment Tax Registration

Oregon Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 2.6%
  • 2021 Wage Base: $43,800

Oregon Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

Oregon New Hire Reporting

  • Employers are required to report new hires and rehires within 20 days
  • Employers can report new hires online in the Oregon Employer Services Portal
  • Employer Services
    Division of Child Support
    Oregon Department of Justice
    PO Box 14680
    Salem, OR 97309
  • Fax: (877) 877-7415
  • Email: emplnewhire.help@doj.state.or.us

Oregon Child Support

  • Employers can remit Oregon child support payments by ACH.
  • Oregon Child Support Program
    PO Box 14506
    Salem, OR 97309
  • Phone: (800) 850-0228
  • Fax: (877) 877-7416
  • Email: ChildSupportCustomerService@doj.state.or.us

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