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  • Bloomington Becomes the Fourth City in Minnesota to Require Paid Sick and Safe Leave

    The City of Bloomington, Minnesota is the latest city in Minnesota to join the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth in enacting an Earned Sick and Safe Leave ordinance (ORDINANCE NO. 2022-31). The Ordinance, which largely mirrors the requirements of the City of Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time Ordinance goes into effect on July... Continue Reading
    June 28, 2022
  • Duluth, Minnesota Adds Permitted Uses, Notice, Enforcement to Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

    Employers covered by the Duluth, Minnesota Sick and Safe Time ordinance will need to revisit relevant policies in light of amendments that will become effective August 19, 2021. The mayor signed File # 21-023-O (which the Duluth City Council unanimously passed on July 19, 2021), amending the Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) ordinance to expand... Continue Reading
    August 6, 2021
  • Minnesota Legislature Amends Lactation Breaks and Pregnancy Accommodation Provisions

    As part of the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Bill, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has approved an amendment relating to pregnancy accommodations and barring reducing compensation for lactation breaks, among other changes. The amendment goes into effect on January 1, 2022. Under Minnesota law, employers must provide employees who need to express... Continue Reading
    July 9, 2021
  • How to Prepare for Duluth, Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

    The City of Duluth, Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (ESST) will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and employers should be preparing for compliance. The ESST applies to any individual, corporation, partnership, association, nonprofit organization, or group of people that has at least five employees, whether or not all of the employees work... Continue Reading
    December 16, 2019