In nearly all paid sick laws nationwide, employees accrue PSL time at the rate of one hour per either 30 or 40 hours worked. A couple peg the accrual rate at one hour for every 35 hours worked.
Now comes Duluth, Minnesota, where the City Council is debating a proposed Earned Safe and Sick Time ordinance. The Council approved an amendment earlier this week which allows employees to accrue PSL time at the rate at one hour for every 50 hours worked. If the proposal is ultimately enacted, Duluth’s accrual rate will be its unique contribution to the vast and complex PSL patchwork.