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Comment Period for Paid Leave Rulemaking Ends July 10

There is still time to make your voice heard in the rulemaking process for Minnesota’s new Paid Leave program.

In 2023 the Minnesota Legislature passed a new law, making paid family and medical leave coverage available to Minnesota employees beginning Jan 1, 2026. The law provides job protections and partial wage replacement paid by the state to individuals who are unable to work due to a qualifying condition.

Paid Leave has the potential to improve the health and well-being of every Minnesotan, and the Paid Leave division is seeking input through July 10 on draft rules needed to implement the program.

How to participate in Paid Leave rulemaking

Attend a virtual listening session

The Paid Leave will host three, 90-minute virtual listening sessions July 9-10 to gather public input on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: Health Care Provider Certification, Opting In, Seasonal Employment, Safety Leave, Claims Administration, Role of the Employer, Small Employer Assistance Grants, Covered Employment, and Job Protections.

To sign up for one of these “Any Topic” listening sessions, go to our website: Rulemaking / Minnesota Paid Leave (

Please note: Paid Leave listening sessions are designed to gather public comments on a specific set of topics and draft rules. If you are seeking general information about the Paid Leave program, please check out the FAQs on our website and submit your own questions through this form Paid Family and Medical Leave - Formstack.

Comment through the Office of Administrative Hearings

The public can comment directly on Paid Leave draft rules through the Office of Administrative Hearings website: Office of Administrative Hearings Comments On Rules ( Comments received are public and will be available for review at the OAH Rulemaking eComments website.


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