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The majority of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The Act originally approved in 2017.

The law expands the current sex-based pay discrimination law and to include ten protected classes:

  1. Race
  2. Color
  3. Religion
  4. Sex
  5. Sexual orientation
  6. National origin
  7. Marital status
  8. Veteran status
  9. Disability
  10. Age

“Work of Comparable Character” Defined

Next, the law explicitly prohibits paying these classes less than others for “work of comparable character”, defined as work that requires “substantially similar knowledge, skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions in the performance of work, regardless of job description or title.”

Read more here: https://www.govdocs.com/oregons-equal-pay-act-to-take-effect-jan-1-2019/