Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act

The Women’s Economic Security Act (“Act”) is a major piece of legislation aimed at improving working conditions for women that will have a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. A combination of at least nine different bills, the Act is intended to reduce the gender pay gap and to provide greater workplace protections for pregnant women and nursing mothers, among other things.

Key aspects of the Act include the following:

2. Pregnancy and parenting leave under state law is expanded to 12 weeks.

3. Additional protections for pregnant and nursing women

8. Funding for women and high-wage, high-demand, non-traditional jobs grant program and to promote women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.

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