Category Archives: Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia Needs Earned Sick Leave

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On Thursday, March 14th, Philadelphia City Council will vote on Councilmember Greenlee’s “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” bill (pdf), which would require employers with six or more employees to provide up to seven paid … Continue reading

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Mayor Nutter Vetoes Earned Sick Time Bill

On June 28th, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Bill. As we have reported before , the bill would have required businesses to allow their workers to earn an hour of paid sick time for every … Continue reading

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Update: Philadelphia Paid Sick-Leave Bill

We have previously written about the importance of the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Bill which would give Philadelphia part-time and full-time workers the opportunity to earn sick time proportionate to hours worked and the size of the business. At … Continue reading

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Paid Sick-Leave Bill Approved by Philadelphia City Council Committee

We’ve all seen the T.V. commercial sponsored by the PA Department of Health which states “your job is to stay at home when you’re sick,” but for the 41% of workers in Philadelphia who have no access to earned sick … Continue reading

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Help Ensure All Workers Have the Right to Earn Paid Sick Days

If you live in Philadelphia, you have an opportunity to ensure that all workers have the right to earn paid sick days. How can you do this?  By joining the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces for a Letter Writing … Continue reading

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Jobs protected for Philadelphians who are survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence

Some good news for the new year: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed the policy that the Philadelphia City Council passed in October requiring employers to provide up to eight weeks of unpaid leave for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Unpaid Leave for Survivors of Domestic Violence

On Oct. 23, 2008, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved Councilmember William Greenlee’s bill requiring businesses employing more than 50 people to provide up to eight weeks of unpaid leave for workers who are survivors of domestic violence. Businesses employing … Continue reading

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