COVID-19 MN Update (Mpls & Duluth)

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Provides Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19 The City of Minneapolis issued a frequently asked questions guide (FAQs) regarding the application of Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to absences related to COVID-19. The FAQs clarify that an employee may use accrued sick and safe leave for absences related to: Testing; Care

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Note:  These provisions may still be impacted based on state law and employers should watch for updates from the Department of Labor. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, and generally requires employers with less than 500 employees to provide a certain amount of paid sick and

Job-Protected Leave Under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA)

This law temporarily expands the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to eligible employees for “a qualifying need related to a public health emergency.”  This temporary expansion of FMLA is effective April 2, 2020, and expires December 31, 2020. Previously, employees were authorized to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave under