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St. Paul issues Guidance on its Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

06 Mar

Update Applicable to:Effective date
All employers with at least 1 worker in St. Paul, MinnesotaSee details below

What happened?

On January 8, 2024, the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) issued guidance on its interpretation of St. Paul’s Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinance.

What are the details?

The HRREO released an updated version of St. Paul’s Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, called “Final ESST Rules – January 8, 2024.”

Although the aim is to have a similar law like the Minnesota ESST, there are several differences for some important topics the guide addresses.

Business Considerations

  • The HREEO will be enforcing its recently released version of the ESST ordinance, and you will need to review both the new ordinance and the guidance, which will clarify how the HREEO will be enforcing the law on several important topics.
  • Review your existing sick leave policy to ensure that your employees who perform work in St. Paul, MN are provided the specific benefits granted under the law.
  • If you have included sick leave within a PTO policy, the ordinance and guidance provide specific interpretation on how that policy can satisfy ESST requirements.


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