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Employers in Oregon may breathe a collective sigh of relief that the minimum wage rate for 2016 will remain unchanged from the previous year, but they will still want to remove the 2015 Oregon Minimum Wage notice and replace with the revised version beginning January 1, 2016.
Why Should Businesses Display the 2016 Oregon Minimum Wage Posting?
Just like in 2015, the Oregon minimum wage remains $9.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2016.
You may be wondering, “If the minimum wage rate is the same on the 2015 and 2016 versions, why would I bother replacing the notice?”
Here’s why GovDocs recommends you replace the posting:
The Oregon Minimum Wage notice for both 2015 and 2016 prominently display the effective dates of the posting. If it’s 2016 and your workers still see the 2015 version, you may want to rehearse the following scenario.
It’s January 2, 2016. You are the HR contact for a large employer with locations across the country. You have 800 minimum wage workers in Oregon.
You’re still brushing out confetti from a New Year’s party when the phone rings.
[YOU]: Hello, this is [Insert your name here].
[OREGON MINIMUM WAGE WORKER]: Why am I not being paid the right wage amount?
[YOU]: I’m sorry, who is this?
[OREGON MINIMUM WAGE WORKER]: That doesn’t matter. Me and a few of the crew are calling our attorneys. See you in court! [Caller disconnects].
[YOU]: Wait – who is this?
Great news! Now you have to answer only 799 more angry phone calls from Oregon.
If you want to chat with each of your minimum wage workers in Oregon in 2016, then it would make sense to leave up the old 2015 version. If not, get ready to replace to posting beginning January 1, 2016.
Which Businesses Need to Display the Oregon Minimum Wage Notice?
All employers in Oregon must display the 2016 Oregon Minimum Wage notice, except federal government employers.
Oregon Labor Law Postings
The Oregon Minimum Wage notice along with other workplace postings required for Oregon employers is available as part of the GovDocs Oregon Compliance Poster Package, which includes:
- Minimum Wage
- Safety & Health Protection on the Job
- Family Leave
- No Smoking
- Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault or Stalking (DVHSAS)