Whitford Law  Offices LLC
Whitford Law  Offices LLC

Whitford Law Offices: Employment Law Labor Relations Employer Advocacy

1819 D Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 365-8700
Fax: (503) 365-8701

Legal and HR FAQs

Whitford Law Offices LLC can assist in all types of wage issues. This page features current information for Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Utah. Also included is the current IRS mileage rate typically used by employers in reimbursing employees' business mileage.



Federal Minimum Wage

If your state has not established a minimum wage rate, the federal minimum wage is applicable. This rate, most recently increased on July 24, 2009.

Standard

$7.25

State Minimum Wage Rates 2018:

Oregon

Standard

$10.25

Metro

$11.25

Non-Urban

$10.00

The Oregon minimum wage is separated into regions. The standard rate applies to employers not covered by other rates. The Metro rate applies to employers located within the Metro's urban growth boundary. To determine whether you are in the urban growth boundary, click here.


The nonurban rate applies to employers located within the following counties:

Klamath

Coos

Lake

Crook

Malheur

Curry

Morrow

Douglas

Sherman

Gilliam

Umatilla

Grant

Union

Harney

Wallowa

Jefferson

Wheeler

Baker

Washington

Standard*

$11.50



California

Employer with 25 or fewer employees*

$10.50

Employer with 26 or more employees*

$11.00


Alaska

Standard

$7.25



Idaho

Standard

$7.25

Tipped Employee**

$3.35

Utah

Standard

$7.25

Tipped Employee**

$2.13

*Certain local jurisdictions subject to a higher minimum wage.

** Tipped employees may be paid a reduced wage when tips earned bring rate up to minimum wage.

IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Business Travel

The IRS increased the standard reimbursement rate of 54.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2018.