St. Paul's Earned Sick and Safe Time Resolution
On February 3, 2016 the Saint Paul City Council unanimously passed a resolution convening a task force to discuss the possibility of extending earned sick and safe time to all employees in Saint Paul. Earned sick and safe time refers to accrued hours of paid leave provided by an employer to employees in order for the employee to address their health and safety needs or those of family members for whom they are responsible. Residents, employees, community organizations, and business owners have had extensive opportunities to provide input on earned sick and safe time regulations at community meetings, and via the city's online civic engagement, Open Saint Paul. Input collected from Open Saint Paul and the four community Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) meetings will be used by the ESST Task Force to help shape a policy recommendation. Click here for more information.