The current standard minimum wage for employers is $12. In Portland Metro, the minimum wage is $13.25, and in certain non-urban counties, the minimum wage is $11.50.
Employers are required to pay tipped employees the full minimum wage regardless of how much they receive in tips.
Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees an overtime rate of 1 ½ their regular rate for all hours worked in a workweek in excess of 40.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Domestic workers must be given eight consecutive hours of rest during every 24-hour period, as well as a location for uninterrupted sleep. If this period of rest is interrupted by a call to duty, any time worked during the rest period must be paid at one and one-half times their regular base rate regardless of the total number of hours worked in the week.
Employees may refuse to work any additional hours added to their established schedule if there is no advanced notice, and if they agree to work them (or any other changed shifts, such as if the hours are changed or lengthened), they are entitled to one hour of extra pay.
Employers are not allowed to schedule an employee to work for a period of 10 hours after the end of the employee’s previous shift unless the employee requests or consents. If an employer requires an employee to work in that time period, they must be paid 1 ½ times their regular rate.
Meal periods of at least 30 minutes must be provided to employees based on the number of hours they work:
0 to 6 hours – 0 meal periods
6 to 14 hours – 1 meal period
14 to 22 hours – 2 meal periods
22 to 24 hours – 3 meal periods
Employers are also required to provide paid, 10-minute rest breaks for employees 18 years of age and older, and 15-minute breaks to minor employees.
The breaks must be provided as follows:
0 to 2 hours – 0 rest periods
2 to 6 hours – 1 rest period
6 to 10 hours – 2 rest periods
10 to 14 hours – 3 rest periods
14 to 18 hours – 4 rest periods
18 to 22 hours – 5 rest periods
22 hours to 24 hours – 6 rest periods