Minnesota Paid Family Medical Leave

Employers Cannot Inquire into Applicant’s Pay History

The Minnesota Legislature was sure to keep HR professionals/businesses and their employment law attorneys busy Q4 of 2023! If you’re wondering why my blog went silent…read on! Now that I’m out from under that rock, if you are from another state, or new to MN, here is what

Effective January 1, 2026, all employers with employees in Minnesota will be required to participate in the state-run paid family and medical leave program which provides both paid and protected leave. A 0.7% payroll tax will be introduced to fund the program, of which employers may deduct up to half (.35%) from employees’ wages.