Last night, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed Rep. Olson's HF19, the Earned Safe and Sick Time bill. The bill will allow Minnesota workers to accrue “earned sick and safe time” hours at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked; up to 48 hours of accrual per year. Up to 80 unused hours may be rolled over to a new calendar year. These hours are paid at the same rate as normal hours worked. Employers must begin offering this benefit by January 1, 2024. Read the final version of the House bill below.
In the Senate, the bill has potentially only one more committee stop before a floor vote. Our senators need to hear from hospitality member businesses about the impact the one-size-fits-all provisions will have on individual operators. Please look for a Call-to-Action next week. You can use our Call-to-Action tool to customize a draft letter on the issues and direct them to your senators.
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