New: Minnesota Wage Disclosure Protection

In May 2014, Minnesota’s governor signed into law the Women’s Economic Security Act. The new law is aimed at improving working conditions for women. As a result of this statute, this provision has been added. The provision prohibits employers from requiring non-disclosure by an employee of his or her wages as a condition of employment and then taking adverse action against employees for disclosing their wages. If an employer maintains a handbook, this provision must be included.