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Paid sick leave now in effect in Philadelphia

As of July 1, 2012, covered employers in Philadelphia are now required to afford sick leave to certain employees. Here is a copy of the new law. You'll also need to read this bill to have any chance at making heads or tails of the new sick-leave requirements. Who is a covered employer? 1...

New Philly Law Rewards Employers for Health Benefits to LGBT Employees

Earlier this month, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed legislation that provides a credit to employers who offer health benefits to same-sex couples, life partners and transgender employees . It took less than 50 days from the date that City Council introduced this bill for it to become...

Paid Sick Leave Becomes the Law in Philadelphia

Back in December, I warned you ( here ) that, after two failed attempts to enact paid sick leave in Philadelphia, the third time may be the charm in 2015. I was right. (Want to rub my head for good luck? Or hire me as your employment lawyer? Yeah, let’s go with the second one.) Yesterday...