Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Oregon’s Minimum Wage Is on the Rise

Effective July 1, 2017, Oregon’s minimum wage will be on the rise again, based on Senate Bill 1532, which establishes annual increases through 2022. This will be the third wage hike since the law was enacted in 2016. We’ll be keeping a close watch for the updated poster.

Navigating the Regions on Oregon’s Minimum Wage Poster

The poster provides three minimum wage rates based on an employer’s geographic location. In addition to the Standard minimum wage rate, there is a separate rate for employers in the Portland Metro area (referred to as an urban growth boundary), and another rate that applies to employers in particular Nonurban Counties.

Here are the wage rates that take effect July 1, 2017:

  • Standard: $10.25
  • Portland Metro: $11.25
  • Nonurban Counties: $10.00

If you’re unsure what the minimum wage will be in your area, you are in luck! On the state’s Minimum Wage Rate Summary page (https://www.oregon.gov/boli/WHD/OMW/Pages/Minimum-Wage-Rate-Summary.aspx), you’ll find an address search tool, maps, a list of counties, and more to help you.

How to Keep Those Posters Coming!

If you sign up for our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Oregon poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we provide free updates for mandatory changes, regardless of how many occur during the year, you can count on us to keep you in compliance!