When a state’s minimum wage increases, employers should review the new requirements, update their payroll systems, and communicate the changes to their employees. This includes identifying affected employees, accurately calculating the revised minimum wage, and then ensuring ongoing compliance with any future adjustments. Listed below are several upcoming changes of which to be aware.
District of Columbia
Effective July 1, 2023, the District’s minimum wage increased from the current $16.10 per hour rate to $17.00 per hour for non-tipped workers and from $6.00 per hour to $8.00 per hour for tipped employees.
On July 1, 2023, the minimum wage increased to $11.25 for employees not offered qualifying health insurance and to $10.25 per hour for employees offered qualifying health insurance. Effective July 1, 2024, there will be a uniform minimum wage of $12.00 per hour for all employees.
The Oregon minimum wage is adjusted annually on July 1 and differs based on where the employer is located. Effective July 1, 2023 the Portland Metro minimum hourly wage increased to $15.45, Standard increased to $14.20, and Non-urban increased to $13.20.