Oregon Minimum Wage to Remain Unchanged for 2010

Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries announced recently that, effective January 1, 2010, the minimum wage for the state of Oregon will remain at $8.40 per hour. As a result of Measure 25, which passed in 2002, an adjustment to the...

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Maine Minimum Wage to Increase October 1, 2009

Under Title 26, Chapter 7, Subchapter 3, §664, of the Maine Revised Statutes, the minimum wage for the state of Maine will increase to $7.50 per hour effective October 1, 2009. Tip credits and occupational exemptions may apply so that a lower wage may be paid in...

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US Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letter on Barbacks

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Administrator signed Opinion Letter FLSA 2009-12. Although Opinion Letters only apply to the exact set of facts and circumstances presented in each case, they are a valuable aid in understanding current interpretations...

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Tip of the Week: Minimum Wage Hikes Take Effect this Week

The federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 on Friday, July 24, 2009. Therefore, all work performed after July 23, 2009 should be compensated at the higher rate. In addition, the minimum wage will also increase to $7.25 in the following areas: Delaware, Idaho,...

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