Oregon Overtime and Meal & Rest Break Laws for Nurses

Under the Oregon Revised Statutes section 653.261 and 653.265, employers must provide mandatory overtime pay for workers who work in excess of 40 hours in one workweek. Overtime is calculated as one and one-half times the worker’s usual pay rate. The workweek, as defined by state and federal statute, consists of seven consecutive days typically beginning on a Monday and concluding the following Sunday. The employer may alter the definition of the workweek so long as he or she is not doing so in an attempt to evade paying overtime.

Under Oregon Administrative Rules section 839-020-0050, which applies to all employers except those covered by a union-negotiated collective bargaining agreement, employers must provide a 30-minute meal break relieving the employee of his or her duties. This break shall be unpaid unless otherwise agreed or the employee is not completely relieved of his or her duties. The employer must provide a 20-minute rest break if such is custom in the industry or trade. If the shift is less than seven hours, the meal break must occur between the second and fifth hour of work. If the shift is longer than seven hours, the break must occur between the third and sixth hour.

Rest breaks are required and must be paid. Breaks shall last at least ten minutes in duration for each four hours of work performed. If practical, the break must be scheduled in the middle of the work period. Rest periods must be in addition to the usual meal breaks and must be taken separately. Employees may not add the rest break to the meal break or use the rest breaks to add or subtract from the length of the shift.
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