2017 ORS 653.025¹
Minimum wage rate
  • rules

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, ORS 652.020 (Maximum working hours in certain industries) and the rules of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries issued under ORS 653.030 (Commissioner may prescribe lower rates in certain cases) and 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions), for each hour of work time that the employee is gainfully employed, no employer shall employ or agree to employ any employee at wages computed at a rate lower than:

(a) For calendar year 2003, $6.90.

(b) From January 1, 2004, to June 30, 2016, a rate adjusted for inflation as calculated by the commissioner.

(c) From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, $9.75.

(d) From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, $10.25.

(e) From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, $10.75.

(f) From July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, $11.25.

(g) From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, $12.

(h) From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, $12.75.

(i) From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, $13.50.

(j) After June 30, 2023, beginning on July 1 of each year, a rate adjusted annually for inflation as described in subsection (5) of this section.

(2) If the employer is located within the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district organized under ORS chapter 268, except as provided by ORS 652.020 (Maximum working hours in certain industries) and the rules of the commissioner issued under ORS 653.030 (Commissioner may prescribe lower rates in certain cases) and 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions), for each hour of work time that the employee is gainfully employed, no employer shall employ or agree to employ any employee at wages computed at a rate lower than:

(a) From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, $9.75.

(b) From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, $11.25.

(c) From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, $12.

(d) From July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, $12.50.

(e) From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, $13.25.

(f) From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, $14.

(g) From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, $14.75.

(h) After June 30, 2023, $1.25 per hour more than the minimum wage determined under subsection (1)(j) of this section.

(3) If the employer is located within a nonurban county as described in ORS 653.026 (“Nonurban county” defined for ORS 653.025), except as provided by ORS 652.020 (Maximum working hours in certain industries) and the rules of the commissioner issued under ORS 653.030 (Commissioner may prescribe lower rates in certain cases) and 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions), for each hour of work time that the employee is gainfully employed, no employer shall employ or agree to employ any employee at wages computed at a rate lower than:

(a) From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, $9.50.

(b) From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, $10.

(c) From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, $10.50.

(d) From July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, $11.

(e) From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, $11.50.

(f) From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, $12.

(g) From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, $12.50.

(h) After June 30, 2023, $1 per hour less than the minimum wage determined under subsection (1)(j) of this section.

(4) The commissioner shall adopt rules for determining an employer’s location under subsection (2) of this section.

(5)(a) The Oregon minimum wage shall be adjusted for inflation as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(b) No later than April 30 of each year, beginning in 2023, the commissioner shall calculate an adjustment of the wage amount specified in subsection (1)(j) of this section based upon the increase, if any, from March of the preceding year to March of the year in which the calculation is made in the U.S. City Average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items as prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor or its successor.

(c) The wage amount as adjusted under this subsection shall be rounded to the nearest five cents.

(d) The wage amount as adjusted under this subsection becomes effective as the new Oregon minimum wage amount, replacing the minimum wage amount specified in subsection (1)(j) of this section, on July 1 of the year in which the calculation is made. [1967 c.596 §4; 1973 c.403 §3; 1975 c.504 §1; 1979 c.832 §1; 1979 c.886 §1; 1985 c.99 §2; 1985 c.161 §1; 1989 c.446 §4; 1997 c.1 §1; 2003 c.2 §1; 2016 c.12 §1; 2017 c.17 §52]

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

  • KTVZ.com, Sep 16, 2009
    “PORTLAND- Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that the state's min­i­mum wage will remain $8.40 next year. Due to a dec­line of 1.48% in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from August 2008 to August 2009...”
  • Oregon Business Report / Ater Wyne LLP, Jan 9, 2014
    “Last month, in Cejas Commercial Interiors, Inc., v. Torres-Lizama, the Oregon Court of Appeals adopted the “economic realities test” for determining whether an individual is an employee under Oregon’s min­i­mum wage statute.”
1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 653—Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 653, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.