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Employers are required to provide earned sick and safe leave

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Bloomington Briefing Published August 1, 2023
Updated on August 1, 2023

A new ordinance requiring Bloomington employers to provide their employees earned sick and safe leave took effect July 1. Here’s the breakdown:

Employer size

Sick and safe leave hours required

Pay for sick and safe leave hours

Five or more employees

1 hour for every 30 hours worked


Fewer than five employees

1 hour for every 30 hours worked

Up to employer

Employees who have been employed for at least 90 days will be able to use accrued time as soon as they have accrued it. As part of the ordinance, accrued and available hours must be listed on employee paystubs. For more information about the ordinance, visit