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

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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.

-- OREGON

Minimum wage increase

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

-- WASHINGTON

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

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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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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