New Employment Laws for 2012: Oregon, Washington, and California


Oregon, Washington, and California recently passed legislation effective in 2012 that will directly affect employers with employees in those states. We’ve compiled a summary of the most significant changes.


Minimum wage increase

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Oregon’s minimum wage increases to $8.80 per hour, a $0.30 increase per hour.....


Minimum wage increase

Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Washington’s minimum wage increases to $9.04 per hour (currently it is $8.67 per hour). Washington now has the highest state minimum wage in the nation......


California continues to pass new laws significantly affecting employers with employees working in California. Of particular note is California’s new pay rate and payroll notice requirements.....

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