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SF 1999

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/28/2014 09:01am

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A bill for an act
relating to employment; regulating wage disclosure; prohibiting retaliation;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 181.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [181.172] WAGE DISCLOSURE PROTECTION.
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new text begin (a) An employer shall not:
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new text begin (1) require nondisclosure by an employee of his or her wages as a condition of
employment;
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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
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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.
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new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to:
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new text begin (1) create an obligation on any employer or employee to disclose wages;
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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;
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new text begin (3) diminish any existing rights under the National Labor Relations Act under
United States Code, title 29; or
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new text begin (4) permit the employee to disclose wage information of other employees to a
competitor of their employer.
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