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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.

Public Participation in the Rulemaking Process for Paid Leave

The initial public comment period for Paid Leave Rulemaking opened January 22, 2024, and closed July 10, 2024. During that time, the Paid Leave division held a series of virtual listening sessions to gather public input and feedback on draft rules related to the following topics:

Health Care Provider Certification, Seasonal Employment, Opting In, Intermittent Leave, Role of the Employer, Covered Employment, Leave Modifications, Overpayments, Job Protections, Benefit Payment Schedules, Private Plans, Claims Administration, Small Employer Assistance Grants Safety Leave, and all topics.

Initial draft rules were presented in a topic guide to aid the public in formulating comments. A link to the guide is listed below.

Topic Guide with Initial Draft Rules (PDF)

Written comments were collected through the Office of Administrative Hearings website: Office of Administrative Hearings Comments On Rules. These comments are public and are available for review at the OAH Rulemaking eComments website.

Upcoming Opportunities to Participate in Rulemaking

Minnesota Paid Leave will publish final draft rules in late Fall 2024, followed by an additional 30-day public comment period. To receive further information on rulemaking and other program updates, subscribe to the Paid Leave newsletter:

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