Paid sick leave in Philly may be happening in 2015

It sounds like Mayor Nutter is warming up to the idea of requiring Philadelphia employers to provide employees with paid sick leave.

How can that be? Find out after the jump…

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Back in 2013, Mayor Nutter vetoed a bill that would have required local businesses with 6 or more employees to provide workers with up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year.

But then Mayor Nutter formed a task force to study paid sick leave. And, on Monday, that task force proposed a compromise bill, which would require employers with 15 or more workers provide paid sick leave to qualifying employees.

Citing the task force report and the improving economy, Mayor Nutter now appears ready to sign off on paid sick leave legislation. If he does, Philly would join 3 states and 16 other cities that already have it.

No word from City Council on whether proposed legislation would require the Sixers to win a game before players become eligible to take paid sick leave. #BringBackBigShot


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