|
|

Oregon Homeworkers/ Telecommuting: What you need to know

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) supports telecommuting in the state through program support and tax credits. The agency maintains a comprehensive Telework/Telecommuting webpage at http://www.oregon.gov with a telework guide and sample policies, agreements, assessments, and other helpful information.
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Private employers. "Telecommuting" is defined as working from the employee's home or from an office near the employee's home 1 or several days per week, rather than from the principal place of employment (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 240.855).
Minimum wage. Telecommuters classified as nonexempt must be paid at least minimum wage and time and a half for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek (OR Rev. Stat. Ch. 653).
State workers. The state of Oregon has a policy (HR Policy 50.050.01) to encourage state agencies to allow their employees to telecommute when there are opportunities for improved employee performance, reduced commuting miles, or agency savings, and when the practice does not conflict with collective bargaining agreements. Each state agency must create a written policy defining specific criteria and procedures for telecommuting and sign a telecommuting agreement with each participating employee (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 240.855).
Tax incentives. The ODOE administrates helping eligible employers adopt telecommuting programs through Business Energy Tax Credits (BETC) that support the purchase of new or used equipment and software to support telework.
Credits vary by the type of project, but can be up to of 35 percent of the cost (taken over 5 years) of certain energy or conservation projects, including
For complete information on the Business Energy Tax Credit Program, including downloadable forms, or to sign up ...

>> Read more about Homeworkers/ Telecommuting

Related Topics

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Iowa | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Oklahoma | Oregon | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Texas | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Oregon Homeworkers/ Telecommuting Resources

Homeworkers/ Telecommuting Products

HR Essentials Kit: Homeworkers / Telecommuters
Telecommuting allows employees to work part or all of their standard workweek from a remote location, seamlessly “commuting” by e-mail, cellular phones, and fax machines. What does it mean to you the employer? "
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!


This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.