June 28, 2016
by Rebecca Watkins

Minimum wage increases on July 1st.

The minimum wage increases for Oregon employers this Friday. For the first time, Oregon will have three different minimum wage levels depending on the region where employees work. Please use this chart to determine how much minimum wage is increasing for your employees this week:

Region 1 Everyone not in Region 2 or Region 3 $9.75
Region 2 Portland metro urban growth boundary (generally Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties)

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Region 3 Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler $9.50

If your employees work more than “incidental” time in multiple regions, you have the option of paying the higher rate for all hours or tracking and paying the rate for each hour worked in each region. For additional information, or specific questions, please give me a call at (503) 595-2134.