2015 Increase to the Oregon Minimum Wage Rate
Starting January 1, 2015, the Oregon minimum wage rate will increase to $9.25 per hour. If your hourly rate of pay after January 1, 2015 is less than $9.25 per hour, you likely have a minimum wage claim. While it may seem trivial that your employer did not pay the extra fifteen cents per hour, it is not. Oregon minimum wage law entitles you to a minimum wage civil penalty where an employer pays less than the minimum wage. This means that you could receive up to $2,220 for a civil penalty in addition to the unpaid minimum wages. Further, should your employment end, and your employer did not pay these minimum wages, you may be entitled to penalty wages of up to $2,220. These penalty wages may be in addition to your minimum wage civil penalty. Further, Oregon minimum wage law allows employees to recover their costs and attorney fees allowing some attorneys, like those at Schuck Law, LLC, to take minimum wages claim cases on a contingency fee basis, essentially being paid by your employer to win your wage claim case. For more information on class action wage claims click Class Action. For more information on Oregon minimum wage claims click Minimum Wage.
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