Oregon Secretary of State

Hiring Employees - Be Prepared

Hiring and Supporting Employees

Hiring your first employee is a major step for any business. Use the Oregon Employer’s Guide, including its checklist, as a roadmap to the process of hiring and supporting one of your most important assets, your employees.

Employee vs Independent Contractor​

Oregon laws and court decisions have clarified the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. If you are unsure whether you need to hire an employee or an independent contractor, go to oregon.gov/ic for information and guidance.