PayNorthwest is a provider of payroll, time and attendance and other employer services to small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the state of Oregon including payroll services to Portland, OR; Eugene, Salem and Bend. PayNorthwest is dedicated to returning peace of mind and business focus to our clients and their employees. Our goal is to relieve clients from administrative and regulatory burdens and deadlines; reduce costs associated with payroll and labor management; provide outstanding customer service, flexibility and reliability; and deliver added convenience and value to client employees.

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Oregon State Resources for Employers

Industrial Insurance (Workman’s Comp)

As an employer or prospective employer in Oregon, you must provide industrial insurance coverage for your employees. Coverage is mandatory. Today, the state of Oregon requires almost all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance on their employees. If you employ workers in Oregon, you probably need workers’ compensation coverage. For more information, see:

State Unemployment

Generally, every business with employees in Oregon must register with the State of Oregon Central Business Registry and file unemployment insurance taxes every quarter. You pay unemployment taxes on gross wages up to the average annual salary for the state (the taxable wage base). Wages are taxable, whether paid as a fixed salary, as an hourly rate or on a piece-rate basis. Oregon bases your tax rate on your experience with unemployment. “Experience” is the total unemployment benefits paid to your former employees. For more information, see: Oregon’s Unemployment Insurance website.

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