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April 29, 2019
Minneapolis’s Sick and Safety Leave Now Applies to Employers Located Outside of Minneapolis

Today the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the City of Minneapolis’s paid sick and safety leave ordinance against a challenge by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. The ordinance requires employers located outside of Minneapolis to track and pay sick and safe time to employees who work at least 80 hours per year within Minneapolis. The ordinance also requires employers to allow employees to accrue leave during the hours they work in Minneapolis and to permit them to use their leave on days they are scheduled to work in Minneapolis. Until today, the district court had blocked these provisions from going into effect by issuing an injunction. Today’s decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals removed the district court’s injunction. These provisions are now legally enforceable.

If you have any questions about how Minneapolis’s paid sick and safety leave ordinance applies to your business, please reach out to your Labor and Employment team at Best & Flanagan: Sarah Crippen (; Joel Schroeder (; or Ashleigh Leitch ( 

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