Saturday, June 7, 2014

MN Governor Signs Women's Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Signs Women's Economic Security Act

The Women’s Economic Security Act includes 9 pieces of legislation that address a variety of issues women face in the workplace. The act will work to narrow the compensation gap between men and women in Minnesota by requiring larger-sized businesses  that contract with the state at a certain amount to undergo a pay equity analysis and earn an “equal pay certificate.” The act also bans salary secrecy, doubles unpaid maternity leave time from 6 weeks to 12 weeks, creates more employment protections for nursing and pregnant women, and creates “safety leave” for those who need time off due to sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking, among several other changes.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/06/mn-governor-signs-womens-economic-security-act.html

Equal Employment, Work/life | Permalink

Comments

Post a comment