Many developments have happened legislatively and legally since Minneapolis and St. Paul approved ordinances mandating paid time off for employees in 2016. A lawsuit was filed, an injunction issued, appeal pending, and a preemption bill is now progressing through the legislative process. Although any one of these events could change the course of the ordinance, companies should still be thinking about how to comply with the laws should they become effective on July 1, 2017.
Below are five things to consider as your business starts to prepare for the new laws should they become effective:
Failure to comply with city laws can result in unnecessary audits, fines, and lawsuits that could have been preventable. If you are concerned about how the Minneapolis or St. Paul ordinances mandating earned sick and safe time benefits will affect your business and need help with drafting policies, contact us today to see how we can help mitigate potential risks for your business.
About the Author
Alexia Shim is a graduating student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and legal extern at Loop Legal PLLC. Her studies are focused on business law and corporate compliance. Alexia has a passion for entrepreneurship and provides her professional knowledge having managed a number of start-up businesses prior to attending law school.