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Oregon Overtime Laws
Oregon overtime wage claim
Oregon overtime law generally requires all employers to pay their employees overtime wages. Oregon overtime wage law generally defines overtime as all hours the employee works in excess of 40 hours in one week. When Oregon employees work overtime hours, they must be paid overtime wages. Overtime wages under Oregon overtime laws mean that the Oregon employee is paid 1 ½ times their regular hourly rate of pay for all overtime hours worked. OAR 839-020-0030 Oregon Overtime Laws - OAR's
My employer did not pay my Oregon overtime wages. Do I have an Oregon overtime wage claim?
You probably have an Oregon overtime wage claim because your employer likely violated Oregon overtime laws. If you are a non-exempt employee, and your employer did not pay your overtime wages for all the overtime hours you worked, then you have an Oregon overtime wag claim. Your Oregon overtime wage claim under Oregon wage and hour law would be for unpaid overtime wages, and an Oregon overtime civil penalty. The Oregon overtime civil penalty is equal to eight hours of wages for each day your employer is late paying your overtime wages. (The Oregon overtime civil penalty is limited to 30 days. For example: If your hourly rate were $10.00 per hour, the maximum amount of the overtime civil penalty is $2,400.00 ($10.00 * 8 * 30).
Oregon wage and hour laws may provide additional penalties where your employer fails to pay all overtime wage due under Oregon law. In addition to unpaid overtime wages and the overtime civil penalty, if your employment has ended, you may also be able to bring an Oregon Late Pay Wage Claim. This could entitle you to penalty wages if all overtime wages due under Oregon overtime laws were not paid timely upon termination. The Late Pay penalty wages are calculated in the same manner as the Oregon overtime civil penalty. Thus, the same $10.00 per hour employee could receive an additional $2,400 in penalty wages in an Oregon overtime wage claim lawsuit by adding an Oregon late pay wage claim to the case.
Oregon Wage Claim Attorneys.
The Oregon wage claim attorneys (lawyers) at Schuck Law, LLC focus their law practice on Oregon wage claim lawsuits. Our Oregon wage claim attorneys regularly prosecute Oregon overtime wage claim lawsuits for employees who were not paid all their overtime wages. In addition to the overtime wages and damages outlined above, an employee may also sue to recover their costs, disbursements, and attorney fees incurred in prosecution of the Oregon overtime wage claim lawsuit. This allows the Oregon wage claim attorneys at Schuck Law, LLC to take most Oregon overtime wage claim lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means, with minor exceptions that are within your control, that our Oregon wage claim attorneys only get paid their attorney fees if they recover overtime wages or penalties for you.
The Oregon wage claim attorneys (lawyers) at Schuck Law, LLC prosecute Oregon overtime wage claims throughout Oregon, including but not limited to, Portland, Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Portland, Clackamas, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Portland, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, Lincoln City, Portland, Madras, McMinnville, Medford, Portland, Sandy, St. Helens, Portland, and Tillamook.
GoogleBy David Schuck