St. Paul is next up in passing sick leave ordinance
Posted on September 23rd, 2016
By Brittany Llorente
Media Marketing Associate
Cough? Sneeze? Sniffle?
Don’t worry about missing work if you’re an employee in St. Paul.
On Sept. 7, the city of St. Paul in Minnesota, passed the ordinance unanimously, guaranteeing paid sick leave for any employee working within the city limits. The ordinance will go into effect during the summer of 2017.
What will employees get?
There will be a minimum time off that employees can earn for both public and private employees who are employed within the city limits. The earned paid sick time will be accrued for every 30 hours that an employee is working.
This time off can be used to attend to their own healthcare as well as the health needs of a family member. This also covers time to attend to safety issues such as domestic violence.
Employees are eligible to earn paid sick leave after 80 hours of time worked.
Employees can accrue up to a maximum of 48 hours of paid sick leave per year.
Which Employers will be impacted July 2017?
Employers that have 24 or more employees, and have businesses within the city limits, will be immediately impacted. There is a small reprieve of 6 months for those employers who have less than 24 employees.
St. Paul joins the five states, 28 cities, one county, and Washington, D.C., in requiring paid sick leave for employees.
For more information on the St. Paul Sick Leave ordinance, click here.
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