Rules, Regulations & Laws
How businesses classify their workers is an important concern. Get information before you hire.
Download the "Employer's Business Guide" for hiring employees in Oregon.
Employment Law Resources
Help for employers to comply with state and federal employment laws, such as family leave, wage & hour, required posters, employee handbooks, or discrimination.
Employment Law Training Seminars
A variety of educational training seminars for Oregon employers, supervisors, managers, and human resource professionals on the latest developments in employment law.
FirstStep Employment Law Advisor
The FirstStep Employment Advisor helps employers determine which major federal employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor apply to their business or organization, what recordkeeping and reporting requirements they must comply with, and which posters they need to post.
Wage Data Tool
Data tool that helps you find wage and other information about a particular occupation.
Taxes for Employers
Pay Business Taxes
Online Tax Payment System for combined payroll taxes or estimated corporation excise and income taxes.
Payroll Tax Basics for Employers
Payroll tax basics for employers including withholding, unemployment insurance, TriMet & Lane transit taxes, and the workers' benefit fund.
Tax Credits for Business
Incentive programs for businesses including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Dependent Care Tax Credit.
Tax Forms and Fliers
Forms and instructions for Oregon employers including: Oregon Annual Withholding Tax Reconciliation Report (Form WR), Order Form, Business Change in Status Form and Business Contact Change Form.
Employee Health & Safety
Recruit & Hire Employees
Oregon's National Career Readiness Certificate Program connects employers with a skilled workforce.
Health & Safety Requirements
Small Business Tools of the Trade provides information for new employers and small business owners to learn Oregon OSHA requirements and employee safety.
Preferred Worker Program
The preferred worker program helps qualified Oregon workers called preferred workers get back to work.
Prevailing Wage Law requirement information for contractors, subcontractors and public agencies.
Report New Hires
Oregon law requires employers to report all new hires and re-hires to the Division of Child Support within 20 days.