To help combat wage theft, the state of Oregon has created new itemized paystub requirements effective January 1, 2017.
Wage theft is simply defined as employees not being paid for their work.
Examples of wage theft include
- working off the clock
- not earning overtime
- not receiving tips
- not receiving adequate breaks
The goal of these new requirements is to create pay transparency – give employee’s the opportunity to answer the what, when, where, and why of their earnings.
The categories listed below (Zaerpoor Le, barren.com) are the new requirements:
- Date of the payment
- Dates of work covered by the payment
- Name of the employee
- Name and business registry number or business identification number of the employer
- Address and telephone number of the employer
- Rate or rates of pay
- Whether the employee is paid by the hour, shift, day or week or on a salary, piece or commission basis
- Gross wages
- Net wages
- Amount and purpose of each deduction made during the respective period of service that the payment covers
- Any allowances claimed as part of minimum wage
- The regular hourly rate or rates of pay, the overtime rate or rates of pay, the number of regular hours worked and pay for those hours, and the number of overtime hours worked and pay for those hours (unless the employee is paid on a salary basis and is exempt from overtime compensation as established by law)
- The piece rate or rates of pay, the number of pieces completed at each piece rate, and the total pay for each rate, if applicable
To help prepare for a January 1, 2017 effective date, contact your payroll provider or employment counsel.
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