SICK & SAFE TIME
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What is Sick and Safe Time?
Sick and safe time is a law in Minneapolis protecting time off work. Employers may not prevent legitimate usage until an employee has run out of leave. This local law creates access to sick and safe time for all, including part time workers.
Fast Facts for Employers
Notice: All covered employees, including employees of "non-resident" employers, are entitled to accrued sick and safe time based upon hours worked in the City of Minneapolis since July 1, 2017. Employers must provide covered employees with accrued sick and safe time accordingly.
Proposed Changes to SST Rules and FAQ's
The City of Minneapolis is seeking public comments on proposed changes to Rules and FAQ's implementing the sick and safe ordinance. Under these changes, the City will begin enforcing the ordinance against employers located outside of Minneapolis with workers in the city.
Public comments were accepted, regarding the proposed changes, through June 7, 2019.
Minnesota Court of Appeals
Opinion, April 29, 2019 - The MN Court of Appeals recently ruled that the sick and safe time ordinance does not violate state law and can be fully enforced. (The ordinance took effect July 1, 2017 but has not been fully enforced due to litigation.)
Opinion,March 4, 2019 - The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court ruling in favor of the City and its current minimum wage.
Labor Standards in the News
July 1 raises the minimum wage and increases sick and safe enforcement. Please know that enforcement is publicized in local media coverage when necessary to ensure compliance.
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Effective date of the Sick and Safe Time Ordinance: July 1, 2017
Labor Standards Enforcement Division
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
(612) 673-3000 (call)
(612) 673-2157 (TTY)
(612) 673-3012 (text)
Minimum Wage Website
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.