Saint Paul, Minn., Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

September 19, 2016

The Saint Paul City Council passed an ordinance Sept. 7 requiring employers to provide paid sick time to employees who work in the city.

Under the new ordinance, employees who work at least 80 hours per year within city limits earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

Employers may limit annual earnings to 48 hours per year, but employees must be allowed to accrue up to 80 hours of unused time. Additionally, employers must allow all time to be carried over up to the 80-hour accrual cap.

The law has two effective dates, depending on the number of employees:

  • July 1, 2017: Employers with 24 or more employees
  • Jan. 1, 2018: Employers with 23 or less employees

 Saint Paul Paid Sick Leave Posting and Notice Requirements

The new law requires a posting, which employers must display in a conspicuous and accessible place for employees. The posting is not available from the city at this time. GovDocs will continue to monitor its status and provide an update once available, most likely closer to the July 1, 2017 effective date.


For more information, see St. Paul Joins Minneapolis in Passing Paid-Sick Ordinance (JD Supra)

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