Tell your Senator to OPPOSE the New Mandates in HF 1342
Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill, HF 1342, that would require small businesses to offer paid sick leave and impose a new tax on every employer and employee to fund a state-paid family leave program. There are no exemptions for small businesses. These new mandates have already been passed by the House of Representatives.
New Mandated Paid Sick Leave Requirement:
This legislation would mandate that you give your employees six days of paid sick leave per year. The bill also increases the maximum penalty for employers that fail to comply with this requirement to $10,000 per violation.
New Paid Family Leave Requirement:
This program created under this bill would burden small business owners with a new tax. It allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid family or medical leave. In total, 24 weeks of leave could be taken. It enacts a new tax on every employer and employee that is almost certain to grow in future years.
NFIB is working to defeat this bill and we need members to contact their state Senator and ask them to oppose these costly small business mandates. Small businesses in Minnesota are trying to survive the pandemic, keep their doors open, and retain their employees. Let your senator know that this is NOT the time for new mandates and taxes!
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