If you earn minimum wage at your job in Coos County (or anywhere else in Oregon), you’re about to get a raise. Under a revision to Oregon’s minimum wage law, annual increases to the state’s minimum wage are set to increase every year until 2022. The next increase takes effect for work done after July 1st, 2019.
Annual Minimum Wage Increases
Effective July 1st of 2019, the minimum wage is set to rise across the entire state. Senate Bill 1532, passed during Oregon’s 2016 legislative session, created a three-tiered system that sets various minimum wage rates across the state. As part of that system, it set the various minimum wage rates that employers must pay their employees, and details timelines for when the minimum wage rates will increase. The minimum wage will rise again in 2022, 2021, and 2022. After 2022, it will be tied to inflation. This will have effects on wages for jobs in Coos County, as well as the entire state.
The Implications For Coos County Employees
So how does this affect jobs in Coos County? Coos County, considered a “Nonurban” county along with Douglas County, Curry County, and other counties, will see a minimum wage increase to $11.00 per hour. The minimum wage increase is effective July 1st, 2019. It’s worth noting that this applies to labor that takes place after July 1st, so it may not affect employee’s first paychecks for the month of July, based on their employers’ pay schedules.
You can read more about Oregon’s minimum wage law here.