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Labor and Employment Law

1990

Labor arbitration

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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Comparable Worth In Arbitration, Christine D. Ver Ploeg Jan 1990

Comparable Worth In Arbitration, Christine D. Ver Ploeg

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In 1992 Minnesota became a pioneer in the arena of equal pay for equal work by enacting the Minnesota Local Government Pay Equity Act/Comparable Worth Law (“CWL”), which allocated nearly $22 million to remedy wage disparities between female dominated and male dominated classes at the state level. Each local government had to determine a new pay level for public employees taking into account whether it was a male or female dominated field. Many of these determinations were challenged by unions basing their challenges on two primary themes: (1) the methodologies used were flawed; (2) the determinations were invalid because ...