Effective January 18, 2024, Duluth, Minnesota, repeals its paid sick leave law in light of the statewide paid sick leave law effective January 1, 2024. The state program requires that employees in Minnesota who work at least 80 hours in a year for the employer accrue up to 48 hours of Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) each year.
Employers should review their leave policies and procedures and update these materials to ensure that they are now consistent with the requirements of the statewide leave law. Of note, ESST local ordinances are still in effect in the cities of Bloomington, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, Minnesota, and may differ from the state’s ESST requirements. Employers are responsible for following the ESST requirements most favorable to their employees.
For additional details and guidance on the statewide ESST, employers may access the MN Department of Labor and Industry’s frequently asked questions (FAQs), in addition to, a model notice and fact sheets in various languages by clicking here. The video overview of the law may be accessed by clicking here.