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HF 2274

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/20/2014 03:17pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human rights; protecting wage disclosure; prohibiting retaliation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.08, by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 363A.08, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Wage disclosure protection. new text end

new text begin (a) An employer shall not:
new text end

new text begin (1) require nondisclosure by an employee of his or her wages as a condition of
employment;
new text end

new text begin (2) require an employee to sign a waiver or other document which purports to deny
an employee the right to disclose the employee's wages; or
new text end

new text begin (3) take any adverse employment action against an employee for disclosing the
employee's own wages or discussing another employee's wages which have been disclosed
voluntarily.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to:
new text end

new text begin (1) create an obligation on any employer or employee to disclose wages;
new text end

new text begin (2) permit an employee, without the written consent of the employer, to disclose
proprietary information, trade secret information, or information that is otherwise subject
to a legal privilege or protected by law;
new text end

new text begin (3) diminish any existing rights under the National Labor Relations Act under
United States Code, title 29, or any other provision of state or federal law protecting
employee disclosure or discussion of wages; or
new text end

new text begin (4) permit the employee to disclose wage information to a competitor of their
employer.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following enactment.
new text end