This is a preview. To continue reading please Log in or Register to Read This Article

Overtime: Oregon

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Sean Ray, Barran Liebman LLP


  • Oregon's overtime compensation requirements are similar to federal law, with limited exceptions. Most nonexempt employees must be paid at least one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. See Basic Overtime Requirements.
  • Certain forms of remuneration may be excluded from the regular rate of pay when calculating overtime. See The Regular Rate.
  • Oregon law allows for the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime compensation for employees who are paid an agreed-upon fixed amount per week even though their hours may change week to week. See The Fluctuating Workweek.
  • Oregon law allows public employers to compensate employees for overtime with compensatory time off instead of monetary payment. See Compensatory Time.
  • Certain employees may be paid overtime based on alternatives to the standard 40-hours-per-week threshold. See Alternative Work Periods.