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Are all Minnesota employers required to include notice of the Wage Disclosure Protection law in their employee handbook?

Every Minnesota employer must comply with the Wage Disclosure Protection law in the Women's Economic Security Act. Under this law, no employer can prohibit employees from disclosing their own wages (see Minnesota Statutes 181.172).

Employers that provide an employee handbook to their employees must include in the handbook a notice of employee rights and remedies under the Wage Disclosure Protection law.

Sample

Notice to employees – Under the Minnesota Wage Disclosure Protection law, you have the right to tell any person the amount of your own wages. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for disclosing your own wages. Your remedies under the Wage Disclosure Protection law are to bring a civil action against your employer and/or file a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry at 651-284-5070 or 800-342-5354.

For more information

Contact us at dli.laborstandards@state.mn.us, 651-284-5070 or 800-342-5354.