Tag Archives: Philadelphia City Council

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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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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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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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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