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Prepare Now for the New Equal Pay and Opportunities Act Amendments

June 2024
Employment Law Notes
The Washington legislature recently expanded the scope of the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (“EPOA”) to cover claims beyond gender-based discrimination. Starting July 1, 2025, in addition to sex, the EPOA’s remedial scheme will include claims based on age, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. […]