The new episode of Employment Law This Week features Oregon’s new three-tiered minimum wage system.
Oregon is the latest of the many states and municipalities that have acted to raise the minimum wage. The state has enacted an unusual system with three distinct minimum wage rates. The highest tier covers the Portland Metropolitan Area, the lowest covers non-urban counties, and all other counties fall in the middle tier. The state has laid out a schedule for incremental increases of the wage each year. Starting July 1st, 2016, the highest rate will be $9.75 an hour. This new system could prove complicated to implement for Oregon employers with locations in multiple counties.
View the episode below and read more about this new system in an earlier post on this blog.