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In March 2016, Oregon enacted a geographically-tiered minimum wage hike. The first increase went into effect July 1, 2016.
For all employees performing work in the Portland Urban Growth Boundary, and the Urban/Suburban Region, the minimum wage increases $ .50 to $9.75 per hour. These are businesses that employ workers in Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill counties.
For employees performing work in the non-urban region, the minimum wage increases $. 25 to $9.50 per hour. These are businesses that employ workers in Malheur, Lake, Harney, Wheeler, Sherman, Gilliam, Wallowa, Grant, Jefferson, Baker, Union, Crook, Klamath, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Umatilla, and Morrow counties.
Employers with individuals who provide services in multiple geographic regions in Oregon during any given pay period should follow these rules when evaluating which minimum wage rate applies:
If an employee performs more than 50% of his/her work during a pay period at a fixed business location, the minimum wage rate for the region for that business location applies to all hours worked during the pay period.
Delivery workers who start and end their work at the same fixed business location should be paid at least the minimum wage rate for the region encompassing that business location, notwithstanding deliveries made outside that region.
For those employees who do not perform more than 50% of their work hours during a pay period at a fixed business location, the employer must either (a) track (and maintain record of) where the employee performs his/her work and pay at least the applicable wage rate for each region where the work was performed, or (b) pay the highest wage rate required for any region in which the employee worked for all hours worked during the pay period. In addition, be sure that you have posted the new minimum wage rates.
Megan J. Crowhurst is an attorney with Bullard Law in Portland, Ore. © Bullard Law. All rights reserved. Reposted with permission.
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