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VETS-4212 Reporting Deadline (CLICK FOR HELP): EXPIRED


Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Moderate ‏
Effective as of 1969

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies, please see law for excluded industries

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who:
    • File a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination
    • Discuss salaries with coworkers


  • Employee accepting a low wage is not an acceptable defense for differences in pay


  • Back pay:
    • Full back pay awarded
    • Only one (1) year of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees
  • Violations may incur criminal charges

State Specific:

  • State employees follow separate and more robust pay equity laws

Please click HERE for access to MN Stat. Sec. 181.67, Wage Discrimination Based on Sex.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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