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  • Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

    On March 10, 2022, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a new ordinance expanding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) until 2023. The following are answers that employers need to their questions regarding the latest edition of Philadelphia’s SPSL. When does SPSL become effective? SPSL became effective on March 9, 2022. How long will SPSL be in effect?... Continue Reading…
    March 22, 2022
  • Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

    On March 10, 2022, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a new ordinance expanding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) until 2023. The following are answers that employers need to their questions regarding the latest edition of Philadelphia’s SPSL. When does SPSL become effective? SPSL became effective on March 9, 2022. How long will SPSL be... Continue Reading
    March 21, 2022
  • Pittsburgh Issues Important Guidance for Employers Related to Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Following the passage of a bill that expanded the City’s anti-discrimination law to include employee “status as a victim of domestic violence,” Pittsburgh recently published additional guidance for employers. The guidance explains that employers must reasonably accommodate employees who are domestic violence victims, unless they can prove that doing so would cause undue hardship on... Continue Reading
    March 11, 2022
  • Allegheny County, PA Posts Important Information for Employers Regarding its Paid Sick Leave Law

    As we previously reported, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania enacted a paid sick leave law (the “County Ordinance”) on September 15, 2021 requiring employers with 26 or more employees to provide paid sick leave. Under the County Ordinance, covered employers have an obligation to notify employees in writing that they are entitled to paid sick time, the... Continue Reading
    December 20, 2021
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Enacts Paid Sick Leave with New Ordinance

    On September 14, 2021, the Allegheny County Council unanimously approved a new paid sick leave ordinance (the “County Ordinance”) requiring employers with 26 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to its employees.  The County Ordinance comes on the heels of a nearly identical paid sick leave law vetoed in March of this year.... Continue Reading
    September 30, 2021
  • Pittsburgh Expands COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

    Pittsburgh has joined other American cities by enacting new legislation to address the uptick in COVID-19 cases from a sick leave perspective. On July 29, 2021, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed a new ordinance granting COVID-19 sick time to certain employees working within the city (the “July 29 Ordinance”). Although the July 29 Ordinance is technically “new,”... Continue Reading
    August 13, 2021
  • Pittsburgh Expands COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

    Pittsburgh has joined other American cities by enacting new legislation to address the uptick in COVID-19 cases from a sick leave perspective. Read more. Continue Reading…
    August 11, 2021
  • Pennsylvania Employees, Organs, and the FMLA – oh my!

    Employee question of the day for HR: “I need time off because I’m donating a kidney.”  You’re probably wondering: “How do I respond to this request? Is this incredibly generous employee entitled to protected leave?” Whether organ donation qualifies for federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave is typically dependent on whether there is continuing... Continue Reading
    May 4, 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