On June 1, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law House Bill
2005, also known as the Pay Equity Bill, expanding pay equity
protections to Oregonians and creating new obligations for Oregon state
government as an employer.
The pay equity bill makes it an unlawful employment practice to:
- Discriminate between employees on the basis of a "protected
class" in payment of wages or other compensation for "work of a
- Seek the salary history of an applicant or employee before an offer of employment is made.
- Screen applicants on the basis of current or past compensation.
- Determine compensation for a position based on current or past compensation of a prospective employee.