Oregon employers, it’s that time again! Oregon ‘s minimum wage law establishes a series of scheduled increases to the state minimum wage rates every July 1. With June halfway through, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has updated the mandatory Oregon minimum wage poster with rates effective July 1, 2018, giving employers plenty of time to prepare locations in Oregon for the upcoming wage increase.
The Bureau has also supplied a new notice, the Oregon Equal Pay poster, to inform employees about the provisions of the upcoming equal pay law. CPC has updated our signature Oregon All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster with the revised Oregon Minimum Wage poster and the all-new Oregon Equal Pay poster to aid employers in complying with mandatory posting requirements for the upcoming year.
JULY 2018 OREGON MINIMUM WAGE POSTER
The Oregon Minimum Wage poster has been updated with the regional minimum wage rates effective between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
- Standard: $10.75 per hour
- Applies to the following counties, with the exception of those areas located within the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill
- Portland Metro: $12.00 per hour
- Includes areas located within the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district
- Nonurban Counties: $10.50 per hour
- Applies to the following counties: Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler
The Oregon Minimum Wage poster provides additional information on Oregon’s wage and hour laws, including overtime, deductions, paydays, and meal and rest periods. The poster also includes a statement describing the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC, a federal and state tax benefit for working people with low to moderate income.
The Oregon Agricultural Employees notice has also been updated with the July 1, 2018 regional minimum wage rates. CPC supplies the Oregon Agricultural Employees notice as an insert with the Oregon All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster and within the Oregon Mobile Poster Pak™. It is also available as a free download on our Free Labor Law Posters page.
OREGON EQUAL PAY POSTER
Although the Oregon Equal Pay poster is not required to be posted until January 1, 2019, we have added it to the Oregon All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster in advance of the effective date so that employers can avoid unnecessary poster updates throughout the year. Posting in advance will also allow employers and employees to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the new law.
Oregon enacted the Equal Pay Law in 2017, although most provisions were not scheduled to go into effect until later. The Oregon Equal Pay poster provides information on the salary history ban already in effect, as well as the remainder of the law which becomes effective on January 1, 2019. The upcoming provisions of the Equal Pay Law establish that it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate in any manner on the basis of an employee’s status as a member of a protected class in the payment of wages or compensation. (Click here for more information on protected classes under Oregon law.)
It is also an unlawful employment practice for an employer to pay an employee at a rate greater than the rate at which the employer pays wages or compensation to employees of a protected class for work of comparable character, to screen job applicants based on current or past compensation, or to determine compensation for a position based on current or past compensation of a prospective employee. Employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee for filing a complaint or participating in an enforcement action under the law.
The Oregon All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster, which compiles mandatory state and federal employee notices on one 27″ x 40″ poster, is a complete compliance solution for most employers and now includes the 2018 Oregon Minimum Wage poster and Oregon Equal Pay poster. (Additional posters may be required, depending on your industry and location.) Click here to order in time for your July 1 update, or call the number listed on our website to speak to a compliance adviser.
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