The City of Duluth has appointed a Task Force for the purpose of gathering information, collecting public input, propose best options and bringing forward recommendations concerning an Earned Sick and Safe leave to the City Council.

“Safety leave" is leave for the purpose of providing or receiving assistance because of sexual assault, domestic abuse, or stalking.

"Sick leave" means time available to an employee to be used as a result of absence from work due to personal illness or injury, or due to the illness of or injury to the employee's child, spouse, sibling, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, or stepparent.

* 1. Do you have access to paid, earned sick time at work?

* 2. Do you have access to paid, earned safe time at work?

* 3. If you answered "Yes" to either 1 or 2, is earned sick or safe time easy to access?

* 4. If you answered "Yes" to either 1 or 2, is there a wait time before you were eligible to earn the time?

* 5. If you answered "No" to either 1 or 2, about how many times did you go to work sick or send your child to school sick in the last year?

* 6. If you answered "No" to either 1 or 2, about how many times in the last year did you stay home from work due to illness, or stay home to care for a sick child or family member?

* 7. How do you feel your employer handles sick and safe leave situations?

* 8. Have you ever feared repercussions for taking time off, earned or not?

* 9. In what industry are you employed?

* 10. How would a city-mandated "earned sick and safe time" ordinance impact you and your family?

* 11. How would a city-mandated "earned sick and safe time" ordinance impact the community of Duluth?

* 12. What key elements would you like to see included in an "earned sick and safe time" policy for the city of Duluth?

* 13. If your place of employment already has such a policy in place, how does the company educate employees about the policy?

* 14. How does your policy at work, or lack of policy affect you or your family?

* 15. (Optional) What is your level of employment?

* 16. (Optional) What is the highest level of education you have completed?

* 17. (Optional) To which gender do you most identify?

* 18. Additional Comments:

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