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SF 840

3rd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 06/06/2013 03:11pm

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; requiring
a report;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 181.9413.

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

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
OF RELATIVES
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 childnew text begin, as defined in section
181.940, subdivision 4, adult child, 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) new text beginAn employer may limit the use of personal 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, grandparent, 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.
new text end

new text begin (c) 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.

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

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

Sec. 2. new text beginREPORT.
new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2014, the commissioner of management and budget shall analyze
and report to the standing committees of the house of representatives and senate with
jurisdiction over labor and workplace issues on the impact on the usage of sick leave by
employees of the executive branch of the state as a result of the amendments in section 1.
new text end