Paid Sick Leave Gains Momentum In New Jersey, But Remains Divisive IssueEven though hundreds of thousands of workers in New Jersey have gained paid sick leave under a wave of local laws that have swept through the state in recent years, worker advocates say much more work needs to be done.
Paid Sick Leave Takes Effect Even As Harrisburg Considers Overturning Philadelphia LawBusinesses with ten or more workers in Philadelphia face a new mandate from City Hall starting today: they must offer their workers earned paid sick leave.
Obama Aide Sides With Philadelphia In Fight For Paid Sick LeaveWhite House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett is part of a national tour by members of the Obama Administration to call on cities with favorable paid sick-leave laws.
Activists Dog Philadelphia Fundraiser For Gov. Christie, Pushing For Mandatory Sick Leave Laws"(Christie)'s been clear about his opposition. He's been saying it all around the state, at events as he travels," noted Dena Mottola Jaborska, from New Jersey Citizen Action.
After 2 Nutter Vetoes, Paid Sick Leave Becomes Law in PhiladelphiaPaid sick leave bills, sponsored by Bill Greenlee, were vetoed by Mayor Nutter in 2011 and 2013, who said businesses were still struggling at those times to rebound from the recession.
Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Advances With Nutter's SupportMandatory paid sick leave is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.
Phila. City Council Getting New, Compromise Paid Sick Leave BillAfter two mayoral vetoes, councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee will try, try again to make mandatory sick leave the law of the land in Philadelphia.
Mayor's Task Force Proposes Compromise Mandatory Paid Sick Leave LegislationMayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a "complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers." He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.
Forcing Sick Employees To Stay HomeCan a company force a sick employee to stay home?
NJ Assembly Committee Postpones Vote on Mandatory Sick Leave BillThe current bill would mandate one hour of paid time off for every 30 hours worked, to an annual maximum of five days.
PA Lawmakers Look To Supersede Cities On Paid Sick Leave RequirementsState lawmakers are moving forward on a bill that would make it impossible for Philadelphia and other cities in Pennsylvania to enact paid mandatory sick leave.
Future Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Now In Mayor’s HandsCouncil voted 11-6 for the measure, but a two-thirds majority, or 12 votes, will be needed to override another expected veto from the Mayor.