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In Oregon, state overtime laws guarantee non-exempt employees payment at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for all overtime hours worked. Overtime hours are any hours worked over a 40-hour work week. Oregon minimum wage is $8.95 per hour, which means that the minimum rate of pay for overtime hours is $13.43. At Phillips Dayes Law Firm our national overtime lawyers understand that Oregon overtime laws may be confusing to many employees. We have compiled this information on Oregon overtime laws to ensure that workers in the state of Oregon are able to protect their rights as employees.

Oregon State Overtime Exemptions

According to the FLSA, non-exempt employees are entitled to 1.5 times their hourly rate for hours worked in excess of a 40-hour work week. Oregon overtime laws closely follow these national guidelines in that the following types of employees are exempt from overtime pay:

  • Executives
  • Professionals
  • Administrative Employees

In addition to these types of workers, employees who set their own hours, such as outside salespeople, are also not entitled to overtime pay. Other employees who may not earn overtime wages in Oregon include:

  • Employees who reside at their workplaces (such as domestic staff)
  • Some farm and agriculture workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Transportation employees

Oregon Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

You may be well-served to consult an experienced attorney if you believe your right to overtime pay as an employee in Oregon has been violated. There is a two-year statute of limitations for overtime pay lawsuits in Oregon, which means that plaintiffs have the potential to recover unpaid overtime wages for the two years prior to the date they file their claim. To learn whether your right to Oregon overtime pay has been infringed upon, we invite you to contact us to schedule a case evaluation of your claim by a respected employment lawyer familiar with Oregon overtime pay laws.

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