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Philadelphia Court System Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees

Philadelphia court employees will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of continued employment; they must be vaccinated, or offer proof of a medical exception, by November 15, 2021, the First Judicial District (FJD) has announced. Moreover, the FJD will review requests for religious exemptions on a case-by-case basis. Read more. Continue Reading…
September 14, 2021

Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Philadelphia has joined a growing list of localities to require employers to provide employees paid COVID-19-related sick leave. When the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, many employees lost guaranteed paid COVID-19-related leave. As of March 29, 2021, employers with employees working in Philadelphia must provide them paid COVID-19-related sick leave. The new 2021 Public Health Emergency... Continue Reading…
April 8, 2021

Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Philadelphia has joined a growing list of localities to require employers to provide employees paid COVID-19-related sick leave. When the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, many employees lost guaranteed paid COVID-19-related leave. As of March 29, 2021, employers with employees working in Philadelphia must provide them paid COVID-19-related sick leave. The new 2021 Public Health Emergency... Continue Reading
April 8, 2021

Emotional Support Animals on the Witness Stand?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal on the issue of whether a witness may have an emotional support animal present while testifying at trial. In Commonwealth v. Purnell, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld a trial court’s ruling that an autistic minor witness could have a comfort dog with her on...… Continue Reading
January 28, 2021