Updated: MN Family and Medical Leave (for Small Businesses)

In May 2014, Minnesota’s governor signed into law the Women’s Economic Security Act. The new law is aimed at improving working conditions for women. This provision has been updated to reflect the statute, which expands parenting leave to 12 weeks and now covers pregnancy, prenatal care or incapacity due to pregnancy, childbirth or related health conditions for female employees.

Please note that this update only applies to employers who have 21 or more or fewer than 50 employees. A general policy that also incorporates the FMLA is required only if the company has 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius. Those provisions were updated in the Minnesota Handbook in July.