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A new era in retirement saving is dawning on Oregon employees, and if your business employs 100 or more employees in Oregon, you must take action by November 15. If your company employs workers in Oregon and does not sponsor a retirement plan, you will soon be required to enroll employees in the new OregonSaves state-run retirement program. If your company already sponsors a retirement plan for its employees, you are exempt from participation in the OregonSaves program, but you will be required to claim exemption online and renew that exemption every three years.

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