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  • The Wage and Hour Division Welcomes You
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    The Wage and Hour Division serves Oregon wage earners by enforcing laws covering state minimum wage and overtime requirements, working conditions, child labor, farm and forest labor contracting, and wage collection.
    The division also enforces the payment of prevailing wage rates required to be paid to construction workers on public works projects. BOLI determines and publishes prevailing wage rates based on an annual construction industry survey.
  • Minimum Wage Rates Change July 1st

    Senate Bill 1532 (2016) enacted a series of annual minimum wage rate increases through 2023, after which the minimum wage rate will be indexed to inflation.

    Separate minimum wage rates apply to employers located within (1) the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district (currently, only the Portland metropolitan area); (2) certain "nonurban" counties named in the bill; and (3) the balance of the state.

    ​A summary of the increases is available here, and a copy of the amended administrative rule is available here.

Wage and Hour PWR
It's Time to Update Minimum Wage Posters!
In a move to contain costs and preserve limited budget resources, BOLI no longer mails copies of minimum wage poster to Oregon's 130,000 employers saving taxpayers about $43,000 each year. The poster, which is required to be posted in all Oregon workplaces, is available for free from the agency's website.
Minimum Wage Posters

BOLI is also warning Oregonians to beware of any solicitations from businesses that sell required postings for profit. All legally required postings are available for free from the issuing agency. BOLI also sells composite posters of the most commonly required postings together on one sheet -- for about a quarter of what for-profit companies charge!


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The Prevailing Wage unit offers free assistance, including HANDBOOKS and SEMINARS, to help contractors and public agencies stay in compliance with PWR law.