Oregon Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
Oregon’s current minimum wage is $9.25.
For more information on Oregon’s minimum wage laws, visit our Oregon Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Oregon labor laws require an employer to pay overtime to employees, unless otherwise exempt, at the rate of 1 1/2 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. OR Bureau of Labor FAQs: Overtime. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.
Meals and Breaks
Oregon labor laws require employers to provide employees with at least a 30-minute unpaid meal period when the work period is six (6) hours or greater. The law requires an uninterrupted period in which the employee is relieved of all duties. No meal period is required if the work period is less than six (6) hours. ORS 653.261; OAR 839-020-0050; OR Bureau of Labor FAQs: Meal and Rest Periods.
Oregon employers must provide employees 18 years of age and over with a paid, uninterrupted 10-minute rest break for every four (4) hour segment or major portion thereof in the work period. OAR 839-020-0050(1)(b). The rest break should be given in the middle of each segment, whenever possible. Employers must provide employees under the age of eighteen (18) uninterrupted rest breaks of at least fifteen (15) minutes for each four-hour segment of work or major portion thereof. OAR 839-021-0072; OR Bureau of Labor FAQs: Meal and Rest Periods.
(See also OAR 839-020-0051 Rest Periods for Expression of Milk)
Information about Oregon vacation leave laws may now be found on our Oregon Leave Laws page.
Information about Oregon sick leave laws may now be found on our Oregon Leave Laws page.
Information about Oregon holiday leave laws may now be found on our Oregon Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Oregon jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Oregon Leave Laws page.
Information about Oregon voting leave laws may now be found on our Oregon Leave Laws page.
Oregon labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance benefits. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.