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Employers are required to provide earned sick and safe time

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Effective July 1, 2023, the City Council unanimously approved an earned sick and safe time (ESST) ordinance for workers at Bloomington businesses. Workers can use the paid time off to care for themselves or their family members.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Bloomington ESST ordinance was amended to align with the Minnesota state law effective the same day. Employers compliant with the Minnesota law are compliant with the Bloomington ordinance with no additional administrative steps. The graphic below shows the requirements.

Sick and safe time hours

Pay for sick and safe time hours

1 hour for every 30 hours worked


Employees can use time as it is accrued. Accrued and available hours must be listed on employee pay stubs.

For more information about ESST, visit