Category Archives: Philadelphia City Council

WLP Supports Passage of Philadelphia Earned Paid Sick Day Bill

Today, Philadelphia City Council is holding a hearing on the merits of proposed bill mandating earned paid-sick leave for certain employees. This is the third hearing on the issue since 2011. Mayor Nutter has vetoed earned paid sick-day legislation twice, … Continue reading

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Update: Philadelphia Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill Signed into Law

UPDATE: September 3, 2014, Mayor Nutter signed the Breastfeeding Accommodation Bill No. 130922 into law, and he quotes WLP Executive Director, Carol Tracy, saying “Philadelphia is the most women friendly city in the USA.”   Earlier Post:  Philadelphia City Council … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Enacts Pregnancy Discrimination Law

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney In Philadelphia, it is now unlawful for an employer to deny a pregnant employee access to water, bathroom breaks, or any other reasonable accommodation that does not present an undue hardship to the employer. … Continue reading

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Pregnant Workers Have More Rights in New Jersey Than in Pennsylvania

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that expands the anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The NJLAD will now require … Continue reading

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Slow & Uneven Progress: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Thirty-five years ago today, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law superseded the U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Can Protect Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On October 3, 2013, Philadelphia City Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, and Councilmember Bass introduced legislation that, if passed, will protect pregnant women who work in Philadelphia from discrimination in the workplace. The legislation … Continue reading

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Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Leave

Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director, WLP Victims of domestic and sexual violence need paid sick leave.  Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces would require employers with six or more employees to provide up to seven paid days of leave for employees … Continue reading

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