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Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST)

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On midnight on January 1, 2024, Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) laws went into effect. The ESST impacts nearly every employer who has employees working in Minnesota.

In short, the ESST Act requires every employer to give their employees who work more than 80 hours in a year paid time off for medical reasons, for reasons related to domestic violence and similar issues, and for closures of daycare and schools due to public emergencies. Employers are required to have written policies in place and to provide their employees with written notice of their rights under the Act. Bassford Remele’s Employment Law Group has prepared some resources to help you navigate this new law, including the inaugural Bassford Brief podcast which discusses some of the practical realities of implementing ESST.

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Bassford Remele is your trusted partner for navigating new developments in employment law like Minnesota's Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST). We regularly advise clients on policies and procedures to ensure they are compliant. If you’re seeking guidance or have questions or concerns, the experienced attorneys in Bassford Remele’s Employment Law practice group are here to assist you.