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February 2023: City of St. Paul Amended Paid Sick Leave Mandate

15 Feb


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota

What happened?
On January 19, 2023, Mayor Melvin Carter signed into law amendments to St. Pau’s Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinance.

What are the details?
Effective February 18, 2023, the amendments codify St. Paul’s approach concerning employees who work in St. Paul for employers that do not have brick-and-mortar establishments in the city, expand the reach of the ordinance’s anti-retaliation provisions, and solidify procedures that favor employees who exercise protected rights under the ordinance. Other minor amendments and change the ordinance’s language without changing legal requirements.

Below are some hyperlinks from one of our most trusted sources, Littler, that contain more explanation and breakdown of what these amendments change.

For more information, please see the links below:


St. Paul Earn Sick and Safe Time


What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and their paid time off or sick time policies to ensure they comply with the law.

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