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File #: 18-009-O    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 2/20/2018 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 3/12/2018 Final action:
Title: ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 29E TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE ESTABLISHING MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR EARNED SICK AND SAFE TIME IN THE CITY OF DULUTH.
Sponsors: Elissa Hansen, Noah Hobbs
Attachments: 1. Motion To Amend - Sipress & Russ (1) - Removed, 2. Motion To Amend - Sipress & Russ (2) - Passed 8-1 on 03/26/2018, 3. Motion To Amend - Filipovich - Removed, 4. Motion To Amend - Westerlund (1) - Passed 5-4 on 03/26/2018, 5. Motion to Amend - Hobbs - Fail 3-6 on 03/26/2018, 6. Motion to Amend - Hansen.Hobbs - Passed 8-1 on 04/09/2018, 7. Motion to Amend - Filipovich (2) - Held, 8. Motion to Amend - Hobbs(2) - 04/23/2018, 9. Motion to Amend - Sipress - 04/23/2018, 10. Motion to Amend - Anderson.Van Nett -04/23/2018, 11. Motion to Amend - Sipress.Westerlund - 04/23/2018, 12. Motion to Amend - Sipress.Westerlund (2) - 04/23/2018, 13. Motion to Amend - Filipovich (3) (04/23/2018), 14. Motion to Amend - Hobbs(3) - 04/23/2018, 15. Motion to Amend - Hobbs(4) - 04/23/2018, 16. Motion to Amend - Sipress.Hansen - 04/23/2018, 17. 18-009-O Original


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ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 29E TO THE DULUTH CITY CODE ESTABLISHING MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR EARNED SICK AND SAFE TIME IN THE CITY OF DULUTH.

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BY PRESIDENT HANSEN AND COUNCILOR HOBBS:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That the Duluth City Code is hereby amended by adding following Chapter 29E to read as follows:
CHAPTER 29E
EARNED SICK AND SAFE TIME
Sec. 29E-1 Purpose.
This Chapter is adopted for the following reasons:
(a) To promote the health and safety of the citizens of the city of Duluth by limiting exposure and spread of infectious diseases; and
(b) To promote the health and welfare of workers in the city of Duluth by making it possible for workers to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families; and
(c) To reduce healthcare costs by allowing workers to seek medical care for themselves and their family members, preventing minor medical issues from developing into major medical problems; and
(d) To assist victims of domestic violence and their families by providing paid leave for treatment and protective action; and
(e) To promote economic security and stability of workers and businesses in the city of Duluth by balancing the needs of both workers and employers.
Sec. 29E-2 Definitions.
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
(a) Calendar year. Calendar year means a consecutive twelve-month period as determined by an employer and may be based on an employee's employment anniversary date.
(b) City. City means the city of Duluth.
(c) Child. Child means Employee's biological, adopted or foster child.
(d) Domestic abuse. Domestic abuse has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes Sec. 518B.01.
(e) Earned sick and safe time. Earned sick and safe time means leave, including paid time off and other paid-leave systems, paid at the same hourly rate as an employee earns from employment that may be used for the same purpose as prescribed in Sec. 29E-3.
(f) Employe...

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