(a) An employee may reach an agreement with the employee's appointing authority to respond to emergency calls as a volunteer emergency fire or rescue worker during working hours, provided that:
(1) the employee does not respond to a call when the employee's sudden absence would endanger others; and
(2) the employee remits to the appointing authority any compensation received for responding to the call.
(b) If such an agreement is entered into:
(1) the appointing authority shall make no deductions from the employee's wages or sick or vacation time for time spent responding to calls; and
(2) workers' compensation liability is the responsibility of the entity for which the emergency services are provided while the employee is responding to the call.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes