The Minneapolis City Council’s November 4th public meeting regarding the proposed sick leave ordinance has been canceled.  At a meeting today, the City Council voted to postpone its consideration of the proposed sick leave ordinance until 2016.  Instead, the Council voted to create a work group to study the proposed ordinance in more detail.  The

Employers who want to share their opinions about the proposed sick leave ordinance under consideration by the Minneapolis City Council should mark their calendars for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  At that time, the City Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed sick leave provisions from the Working Families

On Wednesday of this week, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges issued a press release stating that she would no longer pursue the fair scheduling requirements of the proposed Working Families Agenda, but that she would continue to support the proposed paid sick leave requirements.
The Minneapolis City Council is still accepting comments on the paid

Maybe not – it is possible that at least some aspects of the proposed Working Families Agenda are preempted by state law under the doctrine of conflict preemption.
Under the doctrine of conflict preemption, an ordinance enacted by a municipality is invalid if the terms of the ordinance and a state statute are irreconcilable. The

Here are a few proposals that would help achieve a better balance for employers in the Minneapolis City Council’s draft Working Families Agenda:
(1) Include An Exception for Small Employers: Many laws that impose obligations similar to those required by the Working Families Agenda include an exception for small employers who will not be

According to media reports (including here, here, here, and here), many employers in Minneapolis are upset about the proposed fair scheduling requirements under consideration by the Minneapolis City Council as part of the “Working Families Agenda.” There are a number of problems in the proposed ordinance, such as

According to recent reports, the Minneapolis City Council is strongly considering imposing new paid sick leave and fair scheduling requirements on all employers within the city. The proposals currently under consideration as part of the “Working Families Agenda” are very similar to the paid sick leave legislation and the fair scheduling provisions of the

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision rejecting the DOL’s 6-factor test for unpaid interns under the FLSA – now the Eleventh Circuit has issued a decision reaching the same result.
In Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A., the Eleventh Circuit confronted the issue of whether it should defer to the DOL’s