Katheryn Bradley and Will Weiner authored an article in Oregon Business magazine's March issue titled "Employers Should Act Now to Prevent New Compensation Discrimination Claims." The article discusses the Oregon Equal Pay Act and what employers need to do to ensure compliance.
Oregon’s new law, which applies to virtually all employers, prohibits discrimination based on much more than just gender. The law prohibits compensation discrimination based on any “protected class,” including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability and age. The new law also broadly applies to all types of compensation including wages, salaries, bonuses, benefits, fringe benefits and equity benefits.