July 8, 2016
Enacted by the 2016 Oregon Legislature, Senate Bill 1532 establishes a series of annual minimum wage rate increases beginning July 1, 2016 through July 1, 2022. Beginning July 1, 2023, the minimum wage rate will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a figure published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In addition to a new standard minimum wage rate, the bill sets out a separate rate which will apply to employers located in the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district. (Currently, only the Portland metropolitan area has an urban growth boundary.) Finally, a third rate will apply within certain "nonurban" counties named in the bill:
|January 1, 2016||$9.25||$9.25||$9.25|
|July 1, 2016||$9.75||$9.75||$9.50|
|July 1, 2017||$10.25||$11.25||$10.00|
|July 1, 2018||$10.75||$12.00||$10.50|
|July 1, 2019||$11.25||$12.50||$11.00|
|July 1, 2020||$12.00||$13.25||$11.50|
|July 1, 2021||$12.75||$14.00||$12.00|
|July 1, 2022||$13.50||$14.75||$12.50|
|July 1, 2023||
based on the increase,
if any, to the US City
average Consumer Price
Index for All Urban
$1 less than the
The Portland Metro rate applies to employers located within the urban growth boundary (UGB) of the metropolitan service district.
If you have any questions regarding the new minimum wage in Oregon, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 541.388.7888.
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