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Let’s celebrate that in June 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law H.B. 2005, also known as the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017.
This law includes restrictions on salary history inquiries, expands existing remedies available to employees, and provides a safe harbor for employers that have voluntarily assessed their pay practices to identify and eliminate discriminatory pay practices.
Join us for an evening where the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Bend Oregon will share their role in getting this powerful piece of legislation passed. We will also hear from Dana Barbato, CEO of InvestiPro, about how this impacts companies during their hiring process.
Pay Equity is a multi-dimensional issue with solutions coming from the government via legislation, companies conducting a pay-equity analysis to assess and correct any wage disparities, and applicants learning how and when to effectively negotiate. With these key provisions placed on employers, what are your actions/remedies as an applicant:
- Employers may not ask an applicant how much s/he is currently paid;
- Employers may not base a new hire’s pay on that individual’s current or past compensation; and
- Employers may not comply with the Equal Pay Act by cutting a current employee’s pay.