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HF 568

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/13/2013 02:13pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to employment; modifying use of personal sick leave benefits; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181.9413.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181.9413, is amended to read:

181.9413 SICK deleted text beginOR INJURED CHILD CAREdeleted text end LEAVEnew text begin BENEFITS; CARE
new text end.

(a) An employee may use personal sick leave benefits provided by the employer
for absences due to an illness of or injury to the employee's new text beginminor or adult new text endchildnew text begin, spouse,
sibling, parent, grandparent, or stepparent,
new text end for deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end reasonable periods new text beginof time new text endas the
employee's attendance deleted text beginwith the childdeleted text end may be necessary, on the same terms new text beginupon which
new text endthe employee is able to use sick leave benefits for the employee's own illness or injury.
This section applies only to personal sick leave benefits payable to the employee from the
employer's general assets.

(b) For purposes of this section, "personal sick leave benefits" means time accrued
and available to an employee to be used as a result of absence from work due to personal
illness or injury, but does not include short-term or long-term disability or other salary
continuation benefits.

new text begin (c) This section does not prevent an employer from providing greater sick leave
benefits than are provided for under this section, nor does it alter an employer's existing
sick leave policies or labor agreements that allow the use of sick leave for the care of a
minor or adult child, spouse, sibling, parent, grandparent, or stepparent.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2013, and applies to sick
leave used on or after that date.
new text end