Monday, November 24, 2014

Most Minnesota Employers Are Not Compliant with New Women's Economic Security Act (WESA)

The Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) passed earlier this year by the Minnesota Legislature, is among the most significant new workplace civil rights laws in decades.  Yet many Minnesota employers, or employers outside the state who have employees working in Minnesota, are completely unaware of WESA and/or have yet to comply with one or more of its significant new provisions.  One of the more overlooked provisions of WESA that went into effect months ago, in July of this year, is its requirement that employers revise their employee handbooks to include statutorily mandated language.  

Most employers have yet to change their employee handbooks as required by this new law.  We at Wessels Sherman law firm want to help employers avoid legal problems for failing to comply with WESA’s mandatesThis is why we are offering the many readers of our Minnesota Client Alert a free WESA compliance employee handbook audit! 

This free audit performed by one of our experienced employment lawyers, will check for the following: (a) statutorily mandated language of WESA; (b) additional areas where revisions are recommended based on other provisions of WESA as well as other new developments in federal and state employment law, such as the EEOC’s new compliance guidance on pregnancy.  This offer is for a limited time only, on a first come, first served basis.  To take advantage of this free handbook audit simply email a Word version of your employee handbook to Ms. Christine Beggan of our office, at chbeggan@wesselssherman.com, no later than December 15, 2014.