February 7th, 2022

Portland to consider reinstating hazard pay for workers

The Portland City Council will discuss bringing back hazard pay on Monday. That would effectively raise the minimum wage for workers in the city.

Hazard pay only took effect for a few days at the beginning of the new year but ended with the city’s state of emergency.

The new amendment up for debate Monday night would reinstate hazard pay as long as the city’s mask mandate stays in place.

The hazard pay raises the minimum wage in Portland up from $13 to $19.50 an hour.

The council will see the proposal for the first time on Monday night with a vote expected later this month.