We wanted to remind employers that due to the declaration of emergency issued by Governor Mills on January 11, 2024, the minimum wage in the city of Portland is $22.50 per hour, until the state of emergency is lifted.
- It is recommended that employers adjust their paystub accordingly.
- This hazard minimum wage rate does not apply if the employee is working from home.
- Penalties for failing to provide said rate can accrue up to treble (triple) damages.
In 2020, Portland passed a referendum amending the city code’s Minimum Wage ordinance (City Code, Chapter 33. Minimum Wage) to increase it and stablishing a Hazard Provision (Section 33.7. Minimum Wage, (g) Effect of Emergency Proclamation) in which a pay of 1.5 times the regular minimum wage “For work performed during a declared emergency…”
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