ESST Employee Resources

If a Saint Paul employee has questions regarding their rights under the Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) Ordinance, please contact the Labor Standards unit

Earned Sick and Safe Time Rules

The ESST Ordinance requires HREEO to draft ESST Rules that provide administrative guidance on interpreting and enforcing the ESST Ordinance. NOTE: These rules are subject to change pending the outcome of Hennepin County District Court Case Minnesota Chamber of Commerce et al v. City of Minneapolis, Court File No. 27-CV-16-15051. The case is currently on appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Read the ESST Rules 

Read the ESST Rules - Hmong

Read the ESST Rules- Spanish

Read the ESST Rules - Somali

Earned Sick and Safe Time Employee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

HREEO has provided an ESST Employee FAQ for examples and additional guidance on how the ESST ordinance and rules will be interpreted and enforced. 

ESST Employee Frequently Asked Questions

ESST Employee Frequently Asked Questions - Hmong

ESST Employee Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish

ESST Employee Frequently Asked Questions - Somali

Earned Sick and Safe Time Employee Complaints

HREEO is responsible for resolving employee ESST complaints. If you believe your rights have been violated, complete the ESST Complaint Form and submit it to the Labor Standards unit. After receiving the ESST complaint form, a city staff member will follow up with the complainant within five (5) business days.   

Complete an ESST Complaint