Minnesota's paid family and medical leave program becomes law
The benefit program and accompanying payroll tax won't start until 2026
May 26, 2023
For Toni Kay Mangskau, 2017 was a cruel year.
Her mother was receiving cancer treatment when her brother, who is developmentally disabled and for whom she is a guardian, landed in intensive care for weeks. Her children also had health issues that demanded her attention.
"It's just a struggle where you want to be there for your loved ones," said Mangskau, whose only option was unpaid leave. The health care worker lost a third of her income that year.