2012 Minimum Wage Increase for Oregon & Washington

The Oregon and Washington minimum wage rates will increase for the 2012 year. The new rates are effective January 1, 2012:

  • Oregon will increase from $8.50 to $8.80/hr.
  • Washington will increase from $8.67 to $9.04/hr.

Oregon and Washington have the nation’s high minimum wage rates.

Brandon Laws

Brandon Laws is Director of Marketing at Xenium HR. He has a B.S. in Business Management & Entrepreneurship from Western Oregon University and regularly writes on various business, economic and leadership topics. He hosts Xenium’s “Human Resources for Small Business” podcast and participates in the “It’s About People” podcast. Brandon is a total bookworm, an avid podcast listener, and is borderline obsessed with watching Blazer games.

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