What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Oregon Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, Oregon's minimum wage varies by region: $13.50 per hour in the Portland metro area, $12.50 in standard counties, and $12.00 in nonurban counties. These rates are adjusted annually based on inflation, ensuring that wages keep pace with the cost of living.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Oregon law requires that employers provide a 30-minute unpaid meal break for work periods of 6 hours or more, and two 10-minute paid rest breaks during an 8-hour shift. These mandated breaks are designed to support worker health and productivity.

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Filing Claims

In Oregon, employees can file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within three years of the alleged violation. This extended statute of limitations offers a longer window for employees to pursue claims compared to many other states.


Oregon Overtime Pay Laws

Oregon requires employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Additionally, manufacturing employees are eligible for overtime for hours worked beyond 10 in a single day.

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Protections for workers

Oregon has a unique overtime regulation for workers in canneries, driers, and packing plants processing perishable foods. These employees must receive double time for hours worked in excess of 12 in any one day or beyond 40 hours in any one week during the peak season.