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Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is Effective on May 13th – Are you Prepared?

May 13th_FullOn February 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a city ordinance requiring employers with 10 or more employees to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave in a calendar year.  You can read HR Legalist’s summary of the ordinance here, and read the ordinance itself here.

Starting on Wednesday, May 13th, all employers subject to the law must allow their Philadelphia employees to accrue paid sick leave at the rate of one hour per every 40 hours worked.  For example, if your company has 15 employees (even if some of them are outside of Philadelphia), your Philadelphia employees could earn their first hour of paid time as early as the week of May 18th. (Continue reading).