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Oregon minimum wage increases on July 1

  • June 11, 2019

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state. Continue Reading

Qualifying QOZs

  • May 30, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its second round of proposed regulations on the Qualified Opportunity Zone provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Continue Reading

US House passes retirement bill in bipartisan vote

  • May 28, 2019

The House has voted 417-3 to pass the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, which would make changes intended to encourage Americans to save for retirement. Major provisions include removing obstacles to small businesses offering retirement plans and making it easier for plans to offer annuities. Continue Reading