MDHR Equal Pay Certificate of Compliance Report
Since 1969, the Minnesota Human Rights Act has protected women from being paid less than men absent a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason. In 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the Women's Economic Security Act (WESA). The WESA legislation, in part, amended the Minnesota Human Rights Act to require certain contractors to obtain an equal pay certificate.
Since then, Minnesota Department of Human Rights has monitored the state's contractors to ensure women are paid equally according to the law. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights provides a biennial report summarizing its efforts to ensure state contractors provide equal pay to their female employees, consistent with Minn. Stat. §363A.44.
January 2020 Report to the Legislature - Equal Pay Report (207 kb)
This is a biennial report prepared by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. This report is published in 2018.
Download the MDHR 2018 Equal Pay Certificate of Compliance Report (PDF 181KB).
This first report addresses activity from August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015. In preparing this report, the Department consulted with the Legislative Coordinating Commission Office on the Economic Status of Women.
Download the MDHR Equal Pay Certificate of Compliance Report (PDF 337 kb).