The vast and complex patchwork of PSL laws expanded in the 2nd quarter of 2019. The most notable development was the addition of two laws with PSL architecture but which allow paid leave to be used for any reason, not merely for sick leave.
The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance can be enforced against businesses not physically located in the city but who have employees who work at least eight (80) hours in a year within the geographic boundaries of the city, according to a state appellate court decision last week.
On May 29, The Duluth (MN) City Council passed an Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, requiring employers to allow employees to accrue an hour of leave for every 50 hours worked. The ordinance is effective in January 2020.
I’m sure there are strong opinions on paid family leaves on both ends, as it is indeed funded by employer and employee tax dollars. On the other hand, as I’ve … Read More
The Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) is a law with multiple parts affecting wages, unemployment benefits, leave rights and protections for pregnant and nursing mothers, among other things. Some … Read More