EEO - Affirmative Action: Minnesota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Abigail Crouse, formerly of Lathrop GPM
- Although Minnesota has no affirmative action requirements for private employers, the Minnesota Human Rights Act requires certain state government contractors to have affirmative action plans. See Required Affirmative Action Plans.
- Minnesota state affirmative action plans must be updated internally on an annual basis and submitted to the Commissioner of Human Rights for approval every two years. See Approval of Plans.
- Private employers may grant a hiring preference to veterans without running afoul of state law. See Veterans Preference.
- Localities including Minneapolis and St. Paul have requirements pertaining to Affirmative Action. See Local Requirements.