Paid Family and Medical Leave Will Hurt Small Business

Members, the Minnesota House is voting today on House File 2, which imposes a government-run Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. The bill will impose:

  • $1.5 Billion Payroll Tax on small businesses, family farms, workers, and more.
  • Mandates that small businesses allow all employees to take up to nearly 6 months off per year for covered circumstances.

The bill has a one size fits all approach mandating paid leave whether the business has 10,000 full time employees or 1 part time employee.

The bill is expected to pass along party lines. Next step will be the Senate where the DFL holds just a one vote majority.

Please call or email your Senator and let them know how devastating this bill would be to your small business. If you need to find your Senator, click here: and enter your address.

Below are a couple of PDF flyers from “United for Jobs” detailing more about the bills…