Oregon Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

Oregon Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state’s minimum wage rate and tip credit laws at http://hr.blr.com/state-comparison-charts/Updated-Minimum-Wage-Chart (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 653.010et seq.).
Employers covered by both the state and federal minimum wage laws must follow the law that is more favorable to the employee and pay the more generous state rate. The state law covers all public and private employers, regardless of size.
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An employer’s location for the purposes of determining the minimum wage rate is based on the following rules:
Work performed at a permanent fixed business location of the employer in Oregon. When an employee performs more than 50 percent of the employee’s work in a pay period at the employer’s permanent fixed business location in Oregon, the applicable minimum wage rate to be paid to the employee by the employer will be determined based on the region in which the business is located. If an employee makes deliveries as a part of the employee’s job and starts and ends the employee’s work at the employer’s permanent fixed business location, the minimum rate of wage required to be paid to the employee by the employer is the applicable rate for the region in which such business is located.
Work performed other than at the employer’s permanent fixed business location. If an employee does not perform more than 50 percent of the employee’s work in a pay period at the employer’s permanent fixed business location in Oregon, the region in which the employee performs work is considered to be the employer’s location for purposes of determining the applicable minimum wage rate to be paid. The employer is required to pay no less than this rate for each hour worked during the pay ...

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