Minneapolis Approves Paid Sick-Leave

Becoming the first city in the Midwest, the Minneapolis City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance which will require nearly all employers in Minneapolis to provide paid sick-leave to employers.  This ordinance becomes effective starting July 1, 2017.

What this means is that workers at businesses six or more employees will be able to accrue 1 hour of paid leave per 30 hours a week, or 48 hours of paid sick leave per year.  Any employee who works at least 80 hours per year in Minneapolis will be entitled to the paid sick-leave.

Nationwide, there have been 23 cities which have passed similar paid sick-leave policies, and locally Saint Paul and Duluth are considering a sick-leave policy.  Currently, an estimated 42% of workers in Minneapolis do not receive any paid sick-leave.  

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