Employers with individuals who work in multiple geographic regions in Oregon must follow a certain set of rules to evaluate which minimum wage rates should be applied. This analysis must be conducted for each pay period.
- If an employee performs over 50% of their work during a pay period at a fixed business location in Oregon, the minimum wage rate for the region in which the business location sits should be applied to all hours worked.
- For delivery workers who begin and end their work day at the same fixed business location in Oregon, employers should apply the minimum wage rate for the region in which the employee starts and ends the day, even if the employee travels into other regions with different minimum wage rates.
- If an employee spends less than 50% of their work hours during a pay period at a fixed business location, employers can:
- Apply the highest minimum wage rate required in any region in which the employee worked.
- Track the number of hours worked in each region and apply the applicable minimum wage rate to the hours worked in each region. (For example, if an employee works 25 hours in the Portland metro area and 20 hours in the nonurban counties, the Portland metro minimum wage rate would apply to the 25 hours worked in the Portland metro area and the nonurban counties minimum wage rate would be applied to the 20 hours worked in the nonurban counties.)