Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wage Disclosure Law in Minnesota

"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 1-800-342-5354."

For more information about this provision  click here

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pay Equity Resources from Minnesota Management and Budget

Here's a link to everything you need to know about pay equity reporting for local governments in Minnesota.

What does pay equity mean?
"Pay Equity is a method of eliminating discrimination against women who are paid less than men for jobs requiring comparable levels of expertise. This goes beyond the familiar idea of "equal pay for equal work" where men and women with the same jobs must be paid equally. A policy to establish pay equity usually means: 1) that all jobs will be evaluated and given points according to the level of knowledge and responsibility required to do the job; and 2) that salary adjustments will be made if it is discovered that women are consistently paid less then men for jobs with similar points. The following example shows a typical sex-based wage disparity."