Changes in PTO Legislation

30 Jul

Effective August 1, 2013, employees of employers with 21 or more employees working in at least one location may use sick leave benefits for absences due to illness of or injury to the employee’s child, adult child, spouse, sibling, parent, grandparent or stepparent for reasonable periods of time that the employee’s absence may be necessary, in accordance with the same terms upon which the employee is able to use sick leave benefits for the employee’s own illness or injury. A “child” includes a stepchild and a biological, adopted or foster child.

This blog entry is written by Bill Sjoholm, a shareholder at Thomsen Nybeck. Bill is a senior trial lawyer in the litigation section of Thomsen & Nybeck and the head of the firm’s Litigation Practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, commercial law, plaintiffs’ personal injury, community association law, and general civil litigation. In addition to practicing before the state and federal courts, Bill has been active in pro bono activities, including serving on the Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Governing Council, the Board of Directors for Central Minnesota Legal Services, the Lawyer Referral Oversight Committee and the Volunteer Lawyer’s Network.


One Response to “Changes in PTO Legislation”

  1. Lynn Camp July 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    PTO Legislation is what? So sorry, I don’t know what the acronym is. Thank you!

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