Equal Pay Certificate Application

Thank you for applying for an Equal Pay Certificate! For step-by-step instructions and other information, please visit our website. If you have other questions, please email us at compliance.mdhr@state.mn.us or call us at 651-539-1095.

Application Checklist

 I understand I am applying for an Equal Pay Certificate and meet the requirements.
 I understand that I will be required to pay $150 for the Equal Pay Certificate at the end of this application by check or online in order to complete the application.
 I understand that the Equal Pay Certificate Application requires the head of the company's signature. I hereby confirm I am or I have the authority to sign as the head of the company.

Data Practices Notice

What are we asking for?
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights asks you to give us information to evaluate your application for an Equal Pay Certificate and audit your compliance with the requirements imposed on holders of Equal Pay Certificate.

The Minnesota Human Rights Act makes this information private or confidential while we consider your application for an Equal Pay Certificate and while we are conducting an audit. The Minnesota Human Rights Act and the Minnesota Data Practices Act makes the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights’ decision to issue, not issue, revoke, or suspend an Equal Pay Certificate public data.
What happens if you do not give us the information?
If you are a seeking obtain an Equal Pay Certificate, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights cannot properly consider your application and we may reject your request for a certificate. You may refuse to give us the information but this may impact your ability to bid for or obtain state contracts.

If you are a certificate holder and refuse to give us information during a compliance audit, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights may be unable to determine your compliance, and suspend, revoke, or not reinstate your Equal Pay Certificate. This may impact your ability to bid for, obtain, or maintain state contracts.
Who will have access to the information?
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights will give access to the information to our employees who need it to do their jobs.

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights may share the information with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, county, local, and municipal units of government in the State of Minnesota, other State of Minnesota agencies or employees who need access to this information to do their jobs or to assist them in completing a contract compliance investigation to eliminate duplicate investigations.
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights may also share the information with our employees to assist us in completing an investigation, processing a charge of discrimination, or to eliminate duplications.

The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights may also share the information with anyone to help with the investigation, resolve the charge, or promote public health and safety.

The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights may also share a list of Equal Pay Certificate holders on its website.

A court may order the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to give the data we collected to a person or other entity.
 NOTICE OF AUTHORITY OF MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) derives its authority from the Minnesota Human Rights Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter § 363A) and only enforces the Act’s specific prohibitions against discrimination. A person who files a charge under the Act may also have causes of action under other legal theories which are outside the jurisdiction of MDHR. This is to inform you that any actions you wish to pursue that are outside the jurisdiction of MDHR must be brought by private counsel. Statutory time limits exist for all such claims. The filing of a charge under the Act does not toll (suspend) the running of these time limits.
 
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