2015 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]

Notes of Decisions

Rule enacted pursuant to this sec­tion reducing min­i­mum wage for per­sons under 18 was invalid where Wage and Hour Commission failed to make determina­tion that otherwise applicable min­i­mum wage would substantially curtail employ­ment opportunities for per­sons under 18. Kids Against the Cut v. Wage and Hour Commn, 41 Or App 179, 597 P2d 1264 (1979)

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 entitys 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/­ors/­ors653.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 653, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano653.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.