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SF 2006

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 09/04/2014 11:49am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to employment; providing for sick and safety leave; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 181.9413.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 181.9413, is amended to read:


181.9413 SICK LEAVE BENEFITS; CARE OF RELATIVES.

(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 child, as defined in section
181.940, subdivision 4, adult child, spouse, sibling, parent, new text begingrandchild, new text endgrandparent, or
stepparent, for reasonable periods of time as the employee's attendance may be necessary,
on the same terms upon which the 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) new text beginAn employee may use sick leave as allowed under this section for safety leave,
whether or not the employee's employer allows use of sick leave for that purpose for such
reasonable periods of time as the employee's assistance may be necessary. Safety leave
may be used for assistance to the employee or assistance to the relatives described in
paragraph (a). For the purpose of this section, "safety leave" is leave for the purpose of
providing or receiving assistance because of sexual assault, domestic abuse, or stalking.
For the purpose of this paragraph:
new text end

new text begin (1) "domestic abuse" has the meaning given in section 518B.01;
new text end

new text begin (2) "sexual assault" means an act that constitutes a violation under sections 609.342
to 609.3453 or 609.352; and
new text end

new text begin (3) "stalking" has the meaning given in section 609.749.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endAn employer may limit the use of new text beginsafety leave as described in paragraph (b) or
new text endpersonal sick leave benefits provided by the employer for absences due to an illness of
or injury to the employee's adult child, spouse, sibling, parent, new text begingrandchild, new text endgrandparent,
or stepparent to no less than 160 hours in any 12-month period. This paragraph does not
apply to absences due to the illness or injury of a child, as defined in section 181.940,
subdivision 4
.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endFor 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.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endFor the purpose of this section, "child" includes a stepchild and a biological,
adopted, and foster child.

new text begin new text end

new text begin (f) For the purpose of this section, "grandchild" includes a step-grandchild, and a
biological, adopted, and foster grandchild.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(g) new text endThis section does not prevent an employer from providing greater sick leave
benefits than are provided for under this section.

new text begin (h) An employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining a
leave of absence under this section.
new text end