Oregon State Laws
Additional State Laws
January 1, 2020An Anti-Wage Discrimination Bill
Oregon passed Senate Bill 123 (SB123), which creates laws to help eliminate wage discrimination. It amends existing law to say employers may not:
SB123 establishes some bona fide exceptions. Employers may adjust wages based on:
House Bill 3025 decreed that employers in Oregon may not exclude an applicant from an initial interview solely because of a past criminal conviction. To accomplish this, employers are prohibited from including questions about criminal records on job applications or asking applicants to disclose any existing criminal history before going through an interview or receiving a conditional offer.
Exceptions to this law exist for law enforcement agencies, employers in the criminal justice system or volunteers.
ORS Chapter 659A declares that Oregon employers may not run credit reports on job seekers unless:
Effective October 6, 2017Employers May Not Consider Salary History When Determining What Salary To Offer