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New minimum wage rates announced

Commissioner Stephenson announced specifics on upcoming changes to Oregon’s minimum wage.

For hours worked July 1st and forward, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase based on year-over-year inflation as follows:

  • Standard Minimum Wage: $14.20 per hour
  • Portland Metro Minimum Wage: $15.45 per hour
  • Non-Urban Minimum Wage: $13.20 per hour

The current standard minimum wage rate is $13.50.  Based on an increase in the CPI of 5.0% from March 2022 to March 2023, the calculation used for determining the increase to the standard minimum wage rate:

$13.50 X .05 = $0.675, rounded to the nearest five cents $0.70.

By statute, the Portland metro minimum wage is $1.25 more than the standard minimum wage, and the non-urban minimum wage is $1.00 less than the standard minimum wage.

Oregon employers are required to post minimum wage posters. Individual posters reflecting the new minimum wage rates as of July 1, 2023 will be available for download on BOLI’s website free of charge by June 1, 2023. Updated composite posters should be available for purchase in early May.

Employer resources for Eastern Oregon

Let’s do lunch! Presenters will be in eastern Oregon sharing about several resources and programs for employers May 1st through May 5th.

Questions about agricultural overtime, paid leave, small business benefits, and other services to Oregon employers? Catch a Lunch and Learn event in your area:

May 1: Ontario, Four Rivers Cultural Center 12PM –2PM (Mountain Standard Time)

May 2: Baker City, Armory, 1640 Campbell St 11AM –1PM

May 3: La Grande, Armory, 440 12th St 11AM –1PM

May 4: Pendleton, Armory, 2016 Airport Rd 11AM –1PM

May 5: Hermiston, Community Center 11AM –1PM

Plus, our own trainers are coming mid-May — our Pendleton sessions include:

Leave Law BasicsMay 17th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Legal Hiring PracticesMay 18th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Documentation, Discipline & DischargeMay 18th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Click through our catalog of trainings by month at our online registration page, or view the entire list by topic or location from “View as List” tab.

Please note, in-person trainings are not hybrid/virtual events. Confirm location information carefully when you register.

Questions? Call us!

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