Labor Standards Enforcement and Education

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Education of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) focuses solely on compliance with the City of Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) and Minimum Wage Ordinances. The ESST ​Ordinance creates access to paid time off of work for employees working in Saint Paul. The Minimum Wage Ordinance sets a local hourly minimum wage standard for work ​performed in the city. 

Learn more about Earned Sick and Safe Time        Learn more about Minimum Wage 

Earned Sick and Safe Time – FAQ’s regarding unexpected business closure

We have created a frequently asked questions page specifically on unexpected business closure and will continue to update them as we have new information.

Business Closure FAQ

City of St. Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time 

The Labor Standards Enforcement and Education Division has received many inquiries regarding COVID-19 and Earned Sick and Safe Time. We have created a new COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page and will continue to update them as we have new information. We are still available during business hours and can be reached at (651)266-8966 or by email laborstandards@ci.stpaul.mn.us.  Please view a message from the HREEO Director.

    COVID-19 ESST FAQ  

 

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Education Services

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Education is here to ensure all of us know our rights and responsibilities. The division is responsible for administering the ESST and Minimum Wage Ordinances, conducting community outreach and engagement, and resolving complaints.   ​

Enforcement

Individuals that believe they have been denied their ESST or Minimum Wage rights are encouraged to contact the division and file a complaint.

Complaint Form 

Education

Employers and organizations are encouraged to contact the division to review relevant policies or for technical assistance. 

Labor Standards Advisory Committee

The Labor Standards Advisory Committee (LSAC) is tasked with advising and supporting the Labor Standards Enforcement and Education Division. The LSAC is one of the city boards and commissions that provide policy recommendations to the City of Saint Paul. Applications are being accepted for the LSAC. APPLY here and click "Apply" to complete an application to serve on the LSAC. All are welcome to apply. If you would like to use an application translated into Hmong, Somali, or Spanish please contact us at LaborStandards@ci.stpaul.mn.us, or call 651-266-8918.

LSAC application in Hmong

LSAC application in Somali 

LSAC application in Spanish