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Minimum Wage Rule

Minimum Wage Rule

Minimum Wage Rule

Minimum Wage RuleRule Effective Date: July 1, 2016

In anticipation of July 1 for minimum wage implementations, the State of Oregon has issued the ruling regarding how employees are to be paid with particular attention to employees that work in more than one area. Below is part of the ruling they issued. If you are an AGC HR Advice program participant, feel free to call HR Answers to discuss any questions or uncertainties you have: Portland Metro area 503-885-9815, or toll free 877-287-4476.

839-020-0011

Determination of Applicable Region and Minimum Wage Rate to be Paid for Work Performed by Employees

The applicable region and minimum wage rate to be paid to employees pursuant ORS 653.025 and OAR 839-020-0010 shall be determined as follows:

  1. Work performed at a permanent fixed business location of the employer in Oregon.

a. If an employee performs more than 50% of the employee’s work in a pay period at the employer’s  permanent fixed business location in Oregon, the applicable minimum wage rate to be paid to the employee by the employer shall be determined based on the region in which such business is located.

b. If an employee makes deliveries as a part of the employee’s job and starts and ends the employee’s work at the employer’s permanent fixed business location, the minimum rate of wage required to be paid to the employee by the employer is the applicable rate for the region in which such business is located.

2. Work performed other than at the employer’s permanent fixed business location.

a. If an employee does not perform more than 50% of the employee’s work in a pay period at the employer’s permanent fixed business location in Oregon pursuant to section 1 of this rule, the region in which the employee performs work is considered to be the employer’s location for purposes of determining the applicable minimum wage rate to be paid. The employer is required to pay no less than this rate for each hour worked during the pay period.

b.  In the event an employee performs work in more than one region in a pay period, the employer must pay either:

A. The applicable minimum rates of wage for each hour worked in each region in which the employee worked; or

B. The highest minimum rate of wage required for any region in which the employee worked for all hours worked by the employee during the pay period.

c. If an employee performs work in more than one region in a pay period, the employer must maintain records of the locations in which the employee worked unless pursuant to paragraph (b)(B) of this section, the employer pays the highest rate of wage required for any region in which the employee worked for all hours worked by the employee during the work period.

Stat. Auth.: OL, Ch. 012, 2016, ORS 651.060(4) & ORS 653.040
Stats. Implemented: OL Ch. 012, 2016 & ORS 653.025

Information provided by HR Answers, Inc., AGC’s HR Advice program provider. HR Advice is designed to support Oregon-Columbia Chapter general and specialty contractor members and industry associate members by providing answers to frequently asked human resource-related questions. Read more.

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