Effective August 1, 2013, Minnesota employers must allow an employee to use his or her personal sick leave benefits for absences due to an illness or injury of the employee's relatives. Currently, the law requires employers to permit personal sick leave for an employee's ill or injured child. +2013 Bill Text MN S.B. 840; +Minn. Stat. § 181.9413(a).
Prior to August 1, HR managers should review and revise their leave policies and practices and train supervisors on this change.