New Law Establishes Tiered Rates Based on Geographical Location of Employers

The minimum wage in Oregon will rise over the next several years, according to the following schedules:

Base Minimum Wage
In general, employee wages cannot be computed at a rate lower than:

  • From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, $9.75;
  • From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, $10.25;
  • From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, $10.75;
  • From July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, $11.25;
  • From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, $12.00;
  • From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, $12.75;
  • From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, $13.50; and
  • After June 30, 2023, beginning on July 1 of each year, a rateadjusted annually for inflation.

Urban Growth Boundary of Portland
For employees working within the urban growth boundary of ametropolitan service district, wages generally cannot be computed at a rate lower than:

  • From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, $9.75;
  • From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, $11.25;
  • From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, $12.00;
  • From July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, $12.50;
  • From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, $13.25;
  • From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, $14.00;
  • From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, $14.75; and
  • After June 30, 2023, such employees must be paid no less than $1.25 per hour more than the base minimum wage as adjusted for inflation (above).

Note: The Labor Commissioner is expected to adopt rules for determining an employer’s location as an urban growth boundary.

Non-Urban Counties
For employees working within a nonurban county (as described in section 2 of the law), wages generally cannot be computed at a rate lower than:

  • From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, $9.50;
  • From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, $10.00;
  • From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, $10.50;
  • From July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, $11.00;
  • From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, $11.50;
  • From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, $12.00;
  • From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, $12.50; and
  • After June 30, 2023, such employers must pay an employee no less than $1 per hour less than the base minimum wage.

Updated posters reflecting the new rates are not yet available. Click hereto read the text of the law.

HR360 Editorial Team http://www.hr360.com

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