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Bloomington Update: Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law Amended

21 Nov


Update Applicable to:

All employers who have five or more employees in Bloomington, Minnesota.

What happened?

On the 25th of September, 2023, the City Council for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota, adopted amendments to its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (previously “the Sick and Safe Leave Time Ordinance”). The amendments, Ordinance No. 2023-24 § 23.05, will go in effect on January 1, 2024.

What are the details?

Previously communicated by Vensure here, Bloomington has decided to implement some amendments to its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. Some changes include the following:

  1. Changed name from “Sick and Safe Leave Time” to Sick and Safe Time.”
  2. Expanded definition of family member
  3. Allows remote and in-person workers to take leave if mandated by a healthcare professional
  4. Allows employers to frontload leave hours (subjected to immediate availability)
  5. Allows employers to require reasonable documentation to substantiate the employees leave.
    1. Defines what is reasonable documentation.

Employers should review additional resources here:

Law Firm Article

Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and Pdf

Bloomington FAQs of ESST

Best practices

  • Review and implement the Ordinance changes to policies and practices.
  • Consider a communication and training plan for your managers, leaders, and employees.
  • Consider consulting a labor attorney if needed.

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