Minimum Wage

On July 6, 2015, the Portland City Council adopted proposed changes to Portland’s minimum wage ordinance (Order 297-14/15). These changes take effect on January 1, 2016, and as such, this letter was sent to businesses in order to inform them of their rights and responsibilities, both under these new changes, and under the City’s municipal wage ordinance generally. Please note this letter only provides general information related to the minimum wage ordinance and should not be viewed as legal advice. We recommend employers and employees consult a lawyer to discuss the ordinance further and to obtain any required legal advice.