Bill that would require higher OT for Oregon farmworkers lives another day

A proposal to require higher overtime wages for Oregon farmworkers will remain in play for the rest of the 2022 legislative session. The House Business and Labor Committee has voted 7-4 to refer House Bill 4002 to the House Revenue Committee, which isn’t subject to legislative deadlines that cull proposed legislation. “I will continue to advocate for its passage because…

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HB 4002 Overtime pay for agricultural workers

Amendment B modifies tax credit percentages. Increased annual credit limit to $55 million per calendar year. Requires report on impacts of overtime compensation requirements. Requires recommendations for legislation from Department of Agriculture and Oregon Business Development Department. But does not change government overreach. This bill prohibits employers from permitting or requiring agricultural workers to work in excess of maximum allowable…

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