Following on the heels of several other cities, the City of Minneapolis jumped on the ever lengthening train of municipalities mandating paid time off for almost every employee working within the city limits.

The ordinance, effective July 1, 2017, requires all but the smallest employers to provide employees with paid time off, in proportion to the employee’s hours worked, for the employee to use for “sick and safe” events in their lives. Generally, this includes the employee’s own illness, or to care for a family member’s, illness, wellness (physical or mental), to address issues related to abuse, sexual assault, or stalking and to address issues relating to “closures” (schools) or impairments of places of employment, schools, or care facilities. The definitional weeds are deep. The ordinance’s mechanics have been, and will be, the subject of other articles.

Continue reading the article by Mike Glover which appeared in the September 2016 Trucking Minnesota magazine.