Oregon Overtime Law

Oregon Minimum Wage Law

Effective January 1, 2009, the Oregon minimum wage increased from $7.95 to $8.40 per hour.  Unlike federal law, Oregon law requires that employees receive at least minimum wage during all stages of employment. This includes any period of on-the-job training.

Last Paycheck

If an employee quits with less than 48 hours notice, excluding weekends and holidays, the paycheck is due within five days, excluding weekends and holidays, or on the next regular payday, whichever comes first.  If an employee quits with notice of at least 48 hours, the final check is due on the final day worked, unless the last day falls on a weekend or holiday. In that case, the check is due on the next business day.

If an employee is fired or discharged, the final paycheck is due not later than the end of the next business day.

When an employer and employee mutually agree to terminate the relationship, the check is due by the end of the following business day, as in the case of discharge.

When employment is related to state and county fairs, and employment terminates on weekends or holidays, the check is due by the end of the second business day after the termination.

Oregon Overtime Law

The payment of overtime is required by both federal and state-specific Oregon Overtime Law. The law requires most employers to pay overtime at the rate of 1½ times the regular rate for all hours over 40 in the workweek. Under Oregon Overtime Law, special overtime rules apply to government agencies, hospitals, canneries and manufacturing establishments.

To learn more about Oregon Wage and Hour Law and Oregon Overtime Law visit the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries at http://www.boli.state.or.us/BOLI/index.shtml

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