SICK & SAFE TIME
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What is Sick and Safe Time?
Sick and safe time is a law in Minneapolis requiring employers to provide some access to leave because working-while-sick endangers everyone. Investment in people grows businesses and healthier communities. This is clearer now more than ever.
In 2024, the State of Minnesota earned sick and safe time law is expanding protection to employees all across the state. It requires paid sick or equivalent leave (just like in Minneapolis) to be provided by all employers (*of all sizes*) to their employees. For more information, visit the MN Department of Labor and Industry at dli.mn.gov/sick-leave.
Fast Facts for Employers
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.
Covid coverage: An employee's accrued sick and safe time hours are legally protected for their use due to Covid symptoms, testing, vaccine or infection. Protection extends to the employee and the employee's care of a covered family member. For more info, read the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.
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Labor Standards Enforcement Division
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
(612) 673-3000 (call)
(612) 673-2157 (TTY)
(612) 673-3012 (text)
City of Minneapolis
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.