Duluth Seeking Input for Earned Sick and Safe Time Rules

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: September 06, 2019 10:29 PM

The City of Duluth is accepting public comment on earned sick and safe time proposed administrative rules.


The Duluth city council passed the ordinance in 2016 and it goes in effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

It requires employers with five or more employees to offer them a certain amount of sick leave that can be used for sick and safe time purposes.

"Sick time would be to deal with medical needs of employees and family members whether it's a physical or mental illness or injury. Safe time would address effects of domestic assault and sexual assault,” said Ian Johnson, the code compliance officer.

Folks need to submit their questions and comments by Sept. 30 to be considered for the final implementation, which will be published in October.

The city is also planning on hosting several training sessions. One of them is on Oct. 7 at City Hall in room 309 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Individuals, businesses and community groups can attend and ask about the policies to make sure they comply with new requirements and to learn more.

The proposed rules can be found by clicking here.


Alejandra Palacios

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