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Prepare now for Minneapolis and St. Paul's paid sick leave ordinances


Minneapolis and St. Paul recently passed new and historic sick pay ordinances aimed at alleviating the dilemma that some workers face in having to choose between whether to go to work sick or stay at home and risk their jobs or income. While employers located outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul might be tempted to ignore the new laws, the laws are drafted to reach beyond these cities and to potentially effect the sick leave practices of employers throughout ­Minnesota.

What are the new rules?

Both ordinances mandate protected sick leave rights for any employee — whether temporary, part-time or full-time — who works at least 80 hours per year within the ­cities of Minneapolis or St. Paul.


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