Paid sick leave becomes the law in Philadelphia

Back in December, I warned you (here) that, after two failed attempts to enact paid sick leave in Philadelphia, the third time may be the charm in 2015.

I was right.

(Want to rub my head for good luck? Or hire me as your employment lawyer? Yeah, let’s go with the second one.)

Yesterday, Mayor Nutter signed into law a paid sick leave bill that passed City Council by a vote of 14-2. The new law, which will apply to businesses with at least 10 employees, will allow employees to accrue an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours of work. It goes into effect in 90 days.

phillyHere is the new law. Here’s a news clip from CBS Philly discussing the new law. And a little shout-out from the White House.

In the next 90 days, strongly consider taking steps to update your employee handbooks to account for this new law. Heck, use this as an excuse to audit your entire handbook to make sure it’s up-to-date with recent changes in the law.

And, if you need some help with that, holla at your boy. (That means call me).

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