2011 ORS § 653.030¹
Commissioner may prescribe lower rates in certain cases
  • rules

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall issue rules prescribing the employment of other types of persons at fixed minimum hourly wage rates lower than the minimum wage rate required by ORS 653.025 (Minimum wage rate), when the commissioner has determined that the application of ORS 653.025 (Minimum wage rate) would substantially curtail opportunities for employment for specific types of persons. The types of persons for whom a minimum hourly wage rate may be set are limited to persons with mental or physical disabilities or who are student-learners, as defined in ORS 653.070 (Student-learners special wage). [1967 c.596 §5 (1); 1973 c.403 §4; 1979 c.886 §2; 1981 c.850 §1; 1985 c.99 §3; 2007 c.70 §282]