DWT Employment

Effective January 1, 2019, Oregon’s Equal Pay Law (EPL) expands equal pay protections of ORS 652.220 beyond gender, and makes it an unlawful employment practice (1) to discriminate on the basis of a protected class in compensation; (2) to pay different compensation to any employee of a protected class for “work of comparable character” to others; (3) to screen job applicants based on current or past compensation; or (4) to determine compensation for a position based on current or past compensation of a prospective employee.
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