Oregon’s new minimum wage poster provides three minimum wage rates based on an employer’s geographic location. These rates take effect July 1, 2017. The poster also includes new information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Navigating the Regions for Oregon’s Minimum Wage

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 certain Nonurban Counties.

Here are the wage rates that are in effect from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018:

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

If you’re unsure what the minimum wage rate 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 Employees Can Qualify for the EITC

Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries has provided new information about qualifying for the Earned Income Tax Credit. This is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income, in particular those who have children. The tax credit reduces the amount of tax owed and may provide a refund. In addition, federal and state websites have been included to help workers find additional information about how to qualify for the EITC.

We Can Help You Stay in Compliance

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, no matter how many occur during the year, you can count on us to keep you in compliance!