• January 05, 2019 10:24 AM | Connie Shipley (Administrator)

    In an effort to help you know what you need to know about the new Pay Equity Guidelines that have just been put into effect, please go to the information at 


    These are provided by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce. Below is the introductory letter from the Chair of the OSCC:

    December 3, 2018

    Dear OSCC members & colleagues,

    Last month, the Bureau of Oregon Labor & Industries released their final rules for employers and employees on Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature. The new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019 requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon’s ten other protected classes.

    We believe this will be the most challenging human resources issue for most of our Chamber members over the next year. Further complicating matters – and increasing the level of urgency – is that lawsuits are allowed based on violations of the law starting on January 1st.

    The guide, which you can view here, provides helpful information for your members as they prepare to comply with the new law. The guidance includes an overview of the law, frequently asked questions, a guide for employers on self-evaluations, a sample checklist of policies and practices, and a calculation tool created to assist employers in determining where they have potential wage gaps between employees.

    As the leading grassroots business organization for our local business communities, we think it’s critical that every local business in every corner of our state has access to the best available information on how to implement the new law. We hope you will find that this tool provides great value to your members.


    Linda Moholt

    CEO, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce

    Chair, Oregon State Chamber of Commerce

    The East Portland Chamber of Commerce is working to host a Town Hall on this subject soon.

  • January 03, 2019 6:20 PM | Connie Shipley (Administrator)

    Upcoming Event information:

    East Portland Chamber of Commerce

    January Government and Economic Committee Meeting

     – Economic Forecast by Christian Kaylor

    Location: Adventist Medical Center –

    10123 SE Market St, Portland OR 97216;    

    Main hospital, Conference Room near Cafeteria

    Date and Time: January 9,2019 @ 7:30 am

    The East Portland Chamber of Commerce is hosting Christian Kaylor, a popular speaker, who will talk on the economic issues facing Portland. Christian Kaylor is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area. He provides data analysis and advice relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making. Christian has been sharing with the East Portland Chamber of Commerce in January his analysis of the Portland economy and his perspective of what will happen in the coming year. He gives his analysis, comparing Portland with cities throughout the country. Members have found his insights to be very informative.



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