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    Making $ense of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

    Date: September 13, 2018, 7:45am
    Yamhill County Human Resource Association
    Linfield College - Riley Campus Center, Room 201
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    Speaker: Jennifer Bouman-Steagall, Dynamic Storyteller & Pacific Northwest Defense Attorney​

    Program Description: Oregon’s new Equal Pay Act attempts to level the uncertain compensation playing field in a number of key respects by (1) expanding the protections against disparate pay on the basis of more protected classes than just gender, (2) implementing new restrictions regarding salary history inquiries, and (3) expanding the remedies available to employees.  In an attempt to provide some balance, the new Act also expressly acknowledges that there may be legitimate, non-discriminatory factors to justify a difference in pay when, on its face, the wage disparity appears unequal or unfair.  What does this all mean to employers and when do you need to take action?  Join us for this informative program and find out about the new salary history inquiry restrictions, applicable deadlines, and strategies for implementing and complying with the new provisions.

    About the Speaker: Red Kite Employment Law founder Jennifer Bouman-Steagall is a dynamic Storyteller, trusted HR Business Partner and experienced Employer Defender with over 18 years’ experience representing and working closely with Pacific Northwest employers. Through her informative and memorable programs, Jennifer engages, motivates and empowers organizations to improve their team communication, leadership skill development and employee engagement levels as a means to creating great places to work. By sharing her passion and experience with audiences, Jennifer inspires them to learn, reflect and laugh as they look forward to the future.