Minnesota Equal Pay Attorney

Equal Pay in Minnesota

Are you a female who receives less money than your male co-workers for the same work?  Have you spoked to your employer about being compensated equally, and been retaliated against?  If this sounds like something that pertains to you, you may be interested to know more information on equal pay in Minnesota.

Minnesota Equal Pay Laws

Studies have revealed that on average, women still receive a lower pay rate than their male counterparts for performing the same work.  Recent research has shown that women tend to make $0.77 for every $1.00 that their male colleagues make.  Despite the unfairness, and illegality of the matter, it unfortunately still happens.  In Minnesota, unequal pay discrimination is not legal, and should not be tolerated.

In Minnesota, all employees are required to receive equal pay for equivalent work, under the Minnesota Equal Pay law (MHRA).  Additionally, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), prohibits employers by law from determining pay rates based on gender.  The Minnesota Human Rights Act and Title VII of the EPA can be viewed as protecting an employee’s rights to the same pay, regardless of the employee’s gender, nationality or race.

Equal pay laws have existed in Minnesota for a long time, decades in fact, but some unethical employers still attempt to swindle women by paying them less than their male coworkers.  If you think that you may have fallen victim to unequal pay based on your race, gender, nationality or age, you should speak with an attorney at Tarshish Cody, PLC right away.  If you feel that may have been retaliated against for pursuing equal pay, you should speak to one of our attorneys as well.  One of our attorneys will discuss your rights with you, along with the details of your case during a free consultation.

Monetary compensation may be due to victims of unequal or unfair pay.

Certain steps may be taken for employers who do not uphold equal pay or fair wage laws.  Employers who are found guilty of this, may be obligated to pay the difference of past wages, punitive damages to the effected employee, and fix the effected employee’s pay rate for the future.  Every case is different, so it is important to get the opinion of an experienced attorney.  It is important to consider that statutes of limitations do exist in employment matters, which can hinder you from bringing forth a claim if you do not act fast enough.

If you are interested in a free consultation with a Minnesota Employee Rights Attorney, please contact Tarshish Cody, PLC today: 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below). 

Start Your Employment Law Case Evaluation

Fields marked with an * are required

From The BlogView All Employment Posts

Three Tarshish Cody Attorneys Selected as 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 27, 2021 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Adam Strauss, and Kyle Kosieracki were selected to the 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list. This was the fourth consecutive selection to the Super Lawyer Rising Stars list for the firm’s Consumer Protection and Class Action attorney Adam Strauss. The firm’s Personal Injury […]

Read the full article →
Four Tarshish Cody Attorneys Selected as 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 27, 2020 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Scott Cody, Adam Strauss, and Kyle Kosieracki were selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Tarshish Cody’s chair of both the Employee Rights and False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice groups, Scott Cody was selected for the third consecutive year. This was also […]

Read the full article →

Attorney Practicing In This Area

Don't Let Your Employer Violate Your Rights

Featured By