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Minneapolis sick and safe leave law takes effect next year

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Under the recently passed Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, starting July 1, 2017, employers must allow employees to accrue up to 48 hours of “sick and safe time” each year.

The law covers private employers of all sizes as long as one employee works within Minneapolis city limits. It applies to all employees, including full-time, part-time and temporary employees, who work within Minneapolis for at least 80 hours in a calendar year. (The employer may select the calendar year.) Excluded are independent contractors and government workers, except those employed by the city of Minneapolis.

An employer’s business size is based on the average number of employees it employed per week during the previous calendar year, regardless of full-time, part-time or temporary status, or whether they worked in Minneapolis.

How leave will work

Covered employees will accrue one hour of sick and safe time for every 30 hours worked in the ...(register to read more)

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