The Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) is available to help businesses meet their Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) obligations. To make ESST compliance as efficient as possible, HREEO has provided the following ESST Employer resources. The Saint Paul business community can also contact city staff for business assistance or questions regarding ESST.
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. Please note that the ESST Rules were last revised on November 3, 2021.
Read the ESST Rules - Hmong
Read the ESST Rules - Spanish
Read the ESST Rules - Somali
Earned Sick and Safe Time Accrual and Balance tool
HREEO has created an Excel tool for small businesses to track ESST accrual based on the number of hours worked.
Under the ESST Ordinance, employees accrue 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, and accrue up to 48 hours in one year. Employee can bank hours up to a balance of 80 hours. Employers are responsible for keeping track of employee hours accrued and ESST balances. The accrual tool can be used as a guide, but it is not an official or final determination of sick and safe balances. In the event of an investigation, employers must rely on their own bookkeeping and records to demonstrate compliance with the ordinance.
Download the ESST Accrual and Balance tool
Earned Sick and Safe Time - Workplace Poster
The City of Saint Paul ESST Ordinance requires employers to provide notice to their employees regarding ESST.
ESST & Minimum Wage Poster - Spanish
ESST & Minimum Wage Poster - Hmong
ESST & Minimum Wage Poster - Karen
ESST & Minimum Wage Poster - Somali