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
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.
Municipal Minimum Wage
Hennepin County District Court Opinion, February 27, 2018
In a lawsuit challenging the Minimum Wage Ordinance, the City prevailed on all grounds and the court denied Plaintiff's request for an injunction. This decision has been appealed to a higher court.
Sick and Safe Time
Hennepin County District Court Opinion, May 8, 2018
Employers in Minneapolis must continue to comply with the Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. However, the ordinance cannot be enforced against businesses without a physical location in the city ("employer residents outside the city")—for now. The City has appealed this decision and litigation is ongoing. Please stay tuned or subscribe below for future updates.
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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.