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  • 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.

 
 
Employers...
 
Make sure you know how this change will impact your business!  A schedule of the rate increases in available here.
 
BOLI's Technical Assistance for Employers unit provides answers to frequently asked questions on their webpage and, best of all, a personal representative is just a phone call or email away.
 
 
 
Employees...
 
Unless specifically exempted, Oregon employees are entitled to the minimum wage for all hours worked.
 
It is unlawful for an employer to take retaliatory personnel action for exercising rights or attempting to exercise rights under Oregon's minimum wage law.
 
If you believe your rights under wage and hour law have been violated, please contact one of our screeners, or consider filing a complaint with BOLI.