Portland, OR, July 3, 2013, By Suzanne Stevens – Now that the employer mandate piece of health care reform has been delayed for a year, Oregon businesses that had been racing to meet a Jan. 2014 deadline can relax, right? Not so fast.

Not only are the requirements associated with the employer mandate complex, the federal government has yet to issue the regulations on how employee hours are to be reported.

“I think the initial reaction for some employers will be to take everything related to health care reform and put it on the shelf,” said Sarah Friend, an employee benefits consultant at The Partners Group. “The reality is 2015 is going to come fast.”

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