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Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: Oregon

Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Alice Gilman


  • An employer must begin withholding for child support no later than the first pay period that occurs within five business days after the employer receives an income withholding order. Payments must be remitted within seven business days after payday. If an employee is terminated from employment, the employer must send a termination notice. Penalties are imposed for violations of the law. See Child Support Withholding.
  • Oregon limits the amount of disposable income that is subject to creditor garnishment withholding. The limits are not based on the limits of the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
  • If an employee has unpaid state taxes, an employer may be required by a court order to withhold from the employee's wages to pay off the tax liability. See Tax Levies.
  • An assignment of wages is valid in Oregon if the employee can revoke it. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.