Overview of Sick & Safe Time
Beginning July 1, 2017, employees will accrue sick and safe time
at one hour per 30 hours worked and be compensated while
using sick and safe time at normal rates of pay and benefits.
Employees may use sick and safe time for their own health and certain family members’ illness, injury or health conditions; or appointments for diagnosis, care, treatment or preventive care.
Victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking may use
sick and safe time to receive medical treatment and other
Employees may use sick time to stay home with a family member during emergency closure of school or place of care, including closure due to inclement weather
Who is affected?
How will it be enforced?
The City of Minneapolis will implement enforcement in phases.
The Department of Civil Rights will investigate complaints but will work proactively and collaboratively with employers. Penalties may vary as needed to gain cooperation and compliance. Retaliation against
employees is strictly prohibited.
Read and learn:
Read the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances
Read Sick Leave Policy Presentation
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