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
An employee's accrued sick and safe time hours are legally protected for their use due to Coronavirus symptoms, testing or infection. Protection extends to the employee and the employee's care of a covered family member. Ordinance protection includes, but is not limited to:
COVID-19 Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
Effective January 1, 2020, under the wage theft prevention ordinance, certain sick and safe time accrual balance information must be provided on employee pay stubs. For more information see Wage Theft website and Wage Theft FAQ #33.
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. (Opinion, April 29, 2019 - The MN Court of Appeals ruled that the sick and safe time ordinance can be fully enforced.)
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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.