Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
Businesses 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.
White 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.
“(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.
Paid 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 is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.
After 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 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.
Can a company force a sick employee to stay home?
The current bill would mandate one hour of paid time off for every 30 hours worked, to an annual maximum of five days.
State 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.
Council 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.