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Reminder: Minnesota Pay History Ban is Effective In 2024

20 Mar

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We wanted to remind employers that Minnesota passed legislation in 2023 (SF 2909) by which employers cannot inquire into an applicant’s current wage, salary, benefits, or other compensation to determine the compensation that will be paid to the applicant. The ban was effective on January 1, 2024.

Exceptions to the requirement are:

  • Salary is a matter of public record. 
  • Salary information volunteered by the applicant.
  • Salary disclosed as part of negotiations.

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