Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) benefits begin January 1, 2026.

Minnesota Department of Family & Medical Leave website

Minnesota Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML)  

This program will provide eligible Minnesota workers when they face life circumstances such as a serious health condition, bonding with a new child, or need to care for a loved one.

Minnesota Benefits Overview  

  • Up to 20 weeks total combination of paid family and medical leave
  • Up to 12 weeks of family leave for bonding after birth, adoption or placement, to care for a family member, or safe leave
  • Up to 12 weeks of medical leave for your own serious health condition
  • Up to 90% wage replacement

A private plan is allowed under the law.