The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries recently announced that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase from the current $7.95 an hour to $8.40 an hour effective January 1, 2009.  For Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian’s press release, click here

As a result of Ballot Measure 25, passed by voters in 2002, the minimum wage is adjusted annually based on changes in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Commissioner is charged with adjusting the minimum wage for inflation every September, rounded to the nearest five cents.