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July 2022: Bloomington, Minnesota Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance

21 Jul


Update Applicable to:
All employers who have five or more employees in Bloomington, Minnesota.

What happened?
On June 6, 2022, the Bloomington City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 2022-31, the “Bloomington Earn sick and Safe Leave Ordinance,” into law and will require employers in the city to provide paid sick and safe leave to most workers.

What are the details?
Effective July 1, 2023, the ordinance will require employers with five or more employees to provide their Bloomington employees with one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year. Employees will be allowed to carry over unused sick and safe leave from one calendar year to the next, up to a maximum of 80 hours.

Below are some key points of what the leave will provide and change:

Since the ordinance will take effect on July 1, 2023, the ordinance requires the city to provide sample notices that meet the requirements of the ordinance prior to the effective date.

For more information, please see the links below:

Ordinance No. 2022-31

Article 1Article 2

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and may want to consider reviewing and revising their sick leave and PTO policies and procedures in light of the ordinance’s requirements to comply when it becomes effective in July 2023.

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