ORS 653.017¹
Local minimum wage requirements
  • preemption
  • exceptions

(1) As used in this section:

(a) "Local government" includes a county, city, district or other public corporation, authority or entity organized and existing under statute or city or county charter.

(b) "Public employer" means a political subdivision of the State of Oregon, including counties, cities, districts, as defined in ORS 198.010 ("District" defined for chapter) and 198.180 ("District" defined for ORS 198.190), and public and quasi-public corporations.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the State of Oregon preempts all charter and statutory authority of local governments to set any minimum wage requirements.

(3) A local government may set minimum wage requirements:

(a) For public employers;

(b) In specifications for public contracts entered into by the local government; and

(c) As a condition of the local government providing direct tax abatements or subsidies for private employers with 10 or more employees. [2001 c.967 §1]

Note: 653.017 (Local minimum wage requirements) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 653 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Jurisdic­tion of Wage and Hour Commission, (1974) Vol 37, p 163

Notes of Decisions

Person is employee for purposes of min­i­mum wage law if suffered or permitted to work. State ex rel Roberts v. Bomareto Ent., Inc., 153 Or App 183, 956 P2d 254 (1998), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to prescribe rest periods for excluded employes, (1972) Vol 35, p 1112

Chapter 653

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Wage and Hour Commission jurisdic­tion to regulate govern­mental entity's employ­ment of mi­nors, (1979) Vol 39, p 489

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 653—Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors653.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 653, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­653ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information