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Raising wage after minimum wage increase.

Portland, OR |

My state recently increased its minimum wage by $0.15 an hour. My pay is $10 an hour, but it was not increased after the statewide change. Is my employer obligated to increase my pay rate if minimum wage has increased?

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In Oregon, minimum wage sets the lowest hourly rate of pay an employer may pay an employee. Any rate of pay above minimum wage is by agreement. So if your agreed wage was $10 per hour, they need not pay extra. If the agreement was $1.20 above minimum wage, then your agreement encompasses a raise.

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