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 often receives inquiries about minimum wage rates when clients expand into neighboring states. 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. We welcome your suggestions for additional information on this FAQ page.


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, is $7.25.

State Minimum Wage Rates 2015:

Oregon$9.25
Washington$9.47
California$9.00*
Alaska$8.75**
Idaho$7.25
Utah$7.25

*Many cities within Callifornia have set a higher rate.

**Effective February 24, 2015

IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Business Travel

The IRS increased the standard reimbursement rate of 57.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2015.

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