Minneapolis requires paid sick time. Labor investigators make sure workers are getting it.

By Jon Collins 


Another reason for the push for cities to start enforcing labor standards may be the changing economy that now includes more gig and contract workers, said Pronita Gupta of the Center for Law and Social Policy, which advocates for policies that benefit low-income people.

“All of that has also led to a race to the bottom in many cases for cost-savings — many of these subcontractors don’t provide benefits like paid sick days, paid family medical leave, health insurance,” Gupta said. “So you’re seeing a lot more workers without this access and it has implications for their health, the economic security of their families and public health.”

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