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Oregon Final And Unclaimed Paychecks Laws

Final And Unclaimed Paychecks Laws In Oregon

>>> About Final Paychecks Laws In Oregon

State and federal law requires that employers give departing employees their final paycheck within a specified time period or - if a paycheck goes unclaimed - to follow state escheatment rules. The rules in Oregon for both are included below.

Oregon final paycheck rulesOregon's Requirements For When To Send Final Paychecks

Oregon employers are required to provide the final paycheck as follows:
  • If The Employee Quits:
    Immediately if the employee gave 48 hours notice; otherwise within five days
  • If The Employer Terminates The Employee:
    The next business day
What Should Be Included In A Final Paycheck In Oregon

The final paycheck should contain the employee's regular wages from the most recent pay period, plus other types of compensation such as commissions, bonuses, and accrued sick and vacation pay. Employers can withhold money from the employee's last paycheck if the employee owes your organization.

Can An Employer Withhold A Final Paycheck?

Though an employer might be able to deduct the cost of the equipment from the final pay of non-exempt employees, they generally cannot withhold unpaid wages from ex-employees. Failure to follow state final paycheck laws could lead to fines and penalties, so be sure to consult with legal counsel before taking any actions to hold a final paycheck.

How To SendThe Final Paycheck

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>>> About Unclaimed Paycheck Laws In Oregon

Amazingly, departing employees don't always collect all wages owed to them. Unfortunately, as a payroll professional, that becomes your problem.

Technically, unclaimed paychecks are subject to 'escheat' laws as unclaimed property under the laws of the state where the employee last worked. This means that employers are required to follow their state's laws for submitting unclaimed paychecks to the state. Not doing so can subject employers to fines and penalties.
Oregon final paycheck rules
Oregon's Requirements For Unclaimed Paychecks

The following are the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for Oregon's unclaimed paycheck laws:
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
    Employers must retain a record of the names and last known addresses of payees for five years after reporting to the state
  • Reporting Requirements
    Oregon employers must report and remit unclaimed wages annually. Typically, the report for unclaimed wages must be sent before Nov. 1 of each year for wages unclaimed as of June 30 of that year
With regard to recordkeeping, Oregon employers should speak with their legal counsel to determine processes and procedures re how many attempts the employer should make to contact ex-employees.

For More Info On Unclaimed Paychecks

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Contact Info For Final And Unclaimed Paycheck Requirements For Oregon

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St #1045
Portland, OR 97232
971-673-0761
www.oregon.gov/boli





References and Disclaimers:

This information is based on a variety of state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. The PayrollTrainingCenter makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, the PayrollTrainingCenter is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies contained herein.

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