The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in the latest stage of litigation concerning the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time ordinance. It affirmed a district court order, which allowed the ordinance to go into effect July 1, 2017, and maintained that the City cannot enforce the ordinance against employers who reside outside the city limits. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce will likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court as they still feel Minneapolis does not have the authority to mandate sick leave in the first place.
Key Takeaway for MRA Members
Nothing has changed. Minneapolis must continue to comply with the Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and the ordinance cannot be enforced against businesses without a physical location in the city. MRA is continually monitoring and will provide future updates as needed.
The history of the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Ordinance and its provisions can be found in our previously published Inside HR article.
Source: Michael Hyatt, HR Government Affairs Director, MRA – The Management Association; Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights