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Found 17 matches for organ leave absence

181.9456 LEAVE Next FOR Previous ORGAN Next DONATION.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given to them in this subdivision.

(b) "Employee" means a person who performs services for hire for a public employer, for an average of 20 or more hours per week, and includes all individuals employed at any site owned or operated by a public employer. Employee does not include an independent contractor.

(c) "Employer" means a state, county, city, town, school district, or other governmental subdivision that employs 20 or more employees.

Subd. 2. Previous Leave Next .

An employer must grant paid leaves of Previous absence Next to an employee who seeks to undergo a medical procedure to donate an Previous organ Next or partial Previous organ Next to another person. The combined length of the leaves shall be determined by the employee, but may not exceed 40 work hours for each donation, unless agreed to by the employer. The employer may require verification by a physician of the purpose and length of each Previous leave Next requested by the employee for Previous organ Next donation. If there is a medical determination that the employee does not qualify as an Previous organ Next donor, the paid Previous leave Next of Previous absence Next granted to the employee prior to that medical determination is not forfeited.

Subd. 3.No employer sanctions.

An employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining a Previous leave Next of Previous absence Next as provided by this section.

Subd. 4. Relationship to other Previous leave Next .

This section does not prevent an employer from providing Previous leave Next for Previous organ Next donations in addition to Previous leave allowed under this section. This section does not affect an employee's rights with respect to any other employment benefit.


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