On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to most workers.
While I don’t typically advise clients on employment law issues, I want to bring it to your attention so that you may start to prepare for when the law goes into effect.
The ordinance will take effect July 1, 2017, and will require employers with six or more employees to provide one hour of paid sick time per 30 hours worked, to a max of 48 hours per year. Additionally, companies with five or fewer employees will be required to provide up to 48 hours of sick leave to their employees; however, that time can be unpaid.
Here is an article outlining some of the requirements, as well as penalties that can be imposed for non-compliance. I would strongly advise reaching out to employment counsel to ensure your organization can meet the requirements and avoid any penalties. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance locating an employment law attorney.