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Minnesota's Paid Leave law will help individuals take time off when they need to care for themselves or their loved ones. The Minnesota Legislature passed Paid Leave into law in 2023 and charged the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) with managing the Paid Leave program. Additionally, the Legislature delegated authority to DEED to make rules necessary to carry out the Paid Leave program. Rulemaking in Minnesota follows procedures outlined in the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act in Minn. Stat. Chap.14.

The Paid Leave division is in the process of drafting the rules. Draft rules will be posted on this website as they become available. Draft rules are for discussion and feedback purposes only and are not officially adopted or proposed rules.

The draft rules are currently expected to fall into these categories: Opting In, Private Plans, Seasonal Hospitality Employment, Health Care Provider Certification, Safety Leave, Claims Administration, Role of the Employer, Small Employers, Covered Employment, and Job Protections.

How to Participate in the Rulemaking Process for Paid Leave

The Paid Leave division is gathering public input and feedback on draft rules.

Comment through the Office of Administrative Hearings

The public can comment directly through the Office of Administrative Hearings website: Office of Administrative Hearings Comments On Rules ( Comments received are public and will be available for review at the OAH Rulemaking eComments website.

Attend a Virtual Listening Session

You can provide feedback on proposed rules by attending a virtual listening session.

To register for a virtual listening session, use this form to select the listening session you want to attend and provide your contact information. You will automatically receive a confirmation email with a Microsoft Teams link to attend the session along with instructions on how to turn on live captioning.

We are committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable accommodations, please contact one week before the listening session you want to attend. Requests received after that time will be honored, if possible.

Here is what to expect during listening session(s):

  • Paid Leave listening sessions are designed to gather public comments on a specific set of topics and draft rules. If you are seeking general information about the Paid Leave program, please check out the FAQs for employers or FAQs for individuals or families on our website.
  • All listening sessions will be recorded.
  • There will be a brief presentation about Paid Leave and the specific topic areas at the beginning of each listening session, followed by comments.
  • To ensure everyone has an opportunity to provide input, please limit your comments to three (3) minutes. We recommend writing out your comments in advance.
  • Topic guides will be available on this website a few days before each listening session.

Virtual Listening Sessions by Topic and Date

Minnesota Paid Leave will host virtual listening sessions for each topic area as listed below.

Health Care Provider Certification

Topic Guide (PDF)

Seasonal Employment and Opting In

Topic Guide (PDF)

Intermittent Leave, Role of the Employer and Covered Employment

Topic Guide (PDF)

Modifications and Overpayment

Topic Guide (PDF)

Job Protections and Benefit Payment Schedules

Topic Guide (PDF)

Private Plans and Claims Administration

Topic Guide (PDF)

Small Employer Assistance Grants

Topic Guide (PDF)

Safety Leave

Topic Guide (PDF)

Any Topic

Topic Guide (PDF)

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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