Minnesota Advertising laws & HR compliance analysis

Minnesota Advertising: What you need to know

The Minnesota Human Rights Actprohibits all public and private employers from printing or publishing any advertisement or statement about a job vacancy that inquires about or expresses a preference, quota, limitation, or specification regarding protected characteristics, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation (includes gender identity), or status regarding public assistance, unless the characteristic is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for employment (MN Stat. Sec. 363a.08).
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This law also applies to advertisements or statements regarding union membership.
An employment agency must state in any advertisement that there is a strike or lockout at the place of proposed employment, if the agent has knowledge that such condition exists (MN Stat. Sec. 184.38).

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