Minnesota Equal Pay

Minnesota Equal Pay

  • Are you a woman and do you receive less pay than your male co-workers for performing the same job?
  • Have you asked about being paid equal wages and been retaliated against by your employer or boss?

Equal Pay Laws in Minnesota

Despite the fact that women have the same employment rights as men and work just as hard, recent studies have shown that on average women still receive significantly less money than their male colleagues. In fact, studies have shown that women make 77 cents for every dollar their male co-workers received for the same work. Not only is this unfair, it is against the law. Unequal pay discrimination in Minnesota is illegal.

The Minnesota Equal Pay law requires that all employees receive equal pay for equal work. (MHRA). Similarly, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a federal law which prohibits employers from discriminating against employees in rate of pay because of their gender. (EPA). Additionally, Title VII and the Minnesota Human Rights Act can be interpreted to protect an employee’s right to equal pay regardless of race, national orientation, and gender as well.

Despite the fact that Minnesota hashad equal pay laws on its books for decades, some deceitful employers still are actively discriminating against women and not paying them on par with their male counterparts. If you believe you are the victim of unfair and unequal pay based upon your gender, race, national origin, or age, you should contact us immediately to discuss your potential case and rights. Or, if you have been retaliated against for seeking fair and equal pay, please call us as well.

Victims of unequal and unfair pay may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Employers who are found to have not provided equal and fair wages to all of their employees can be ordered to pay the past differential in wages, remedy the pay discrepancy going forward, and may be forced to pay punitive damages to the employee as a means to punish the employer and discourage it from committing the same conduct in the future. Because every equal pay case is unique, it is important to speak with an experienced Minnesota employment lawyer to discuss your rights and remedies. At Kuhlman, Law PLLC, we offer a free consultation to assist you in evaluating your case and your next steps. Please call soon as there are statutes of limitations which apply to employment cases which could bar you from bringing a claim if you wait too long.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a Minneapolis Minnesota Employee Rights Lawyer, call (612) 349-2747.