Work & Family Policy Database
Expanded Parental Leave
Subject: Family and Medical Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Minn. Stat. Sec. 181.940
Summary: Minnesota’s parental leave law is broader than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Businesses with 21 or more employees must provide workers who have worked at least part-time in the previous twelve months up to six weeks of leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
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