On November 19, 2018, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries released its final administrative rules interpreting the Oregon Equal Pay Law. These rules are intended to help employers comply with the Oregon’s Equal Pay Law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
As we previously reported (in NEW LAW – Oregon’s New Equal Pay Act), the Oregon’s Equal Pay Law prohibits pay discrimination on the basis of protected class (i.e. race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, or age) and it also prohibits employers from using an applicant’s salary history as a screening tool for open positions and/or as a determining factor in an employee’s wages. Under this law, employers can only inquire about an applicant’s salary history after making a job offer that includes a compensation amount. Continue reading NEW GUIDANCE: Final Rules Regarding Oregon’s Equal Pay Law Issued