paid sick leave

Task force hearing in Conversation Hall at City Hall. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Task Force Final Report Due Soon on Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia

A task force studying the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia is due to send its recommendations to Mayor Nutter by December 1st.

11/24/2014

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Forcing Sick Employees To Stay Home

Can a company force a sick employee to stay home?

11/17/2014

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

NJ Assembly Committee Postpones Vote on Mandatory Sick Leave Bill

The current bill would mandate one hour of paid time off for every 30 hours worked, to an annual maximum of five days.

10/09/2014

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New Jersey Lawmakers Looking At Paid Sick Leave

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that’s been gaining some momentum.

10/09/2014

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

Paid Sick Leave In NJ? Legislators Will Take Issue Up In The Fall

Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.

08/09/2014

File Photo of Mayor Michael Nutter (Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Mayor Nutter Creates Task Force To Study Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Nutter twice, in 2011 and 2013, sided with the business community by vetoing measures that would have required local companies to offer workers paid sick leave.

06/15/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

2013 IN REVIEW: Nutter Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Bill

A paid sick leave bill died on the floor of Philadelphia City Council, after Mayor Nutter vetoed the measure.

12/28/2013

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Local Legislator Pushes For Paid Sick Leave In New Jersey

Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt introduced the plan back in May. It would mandate as many as seven days sick leave per year, depending on hours worked and the size of the business.

08/10/2013

(City councilman Bill Greenlee, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill is DOA For 2nd Time in Three Years

“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.

04/11/2013

Michael Nutter (file photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Vetoes Earned Sick Leave Legislation

Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.

04/04/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Expected To Veto Paid Sick Leave Bill

The prime sponsor of mandatory sick leave, Councilman Bill Greenlee, is one vote short of the twelve votes he would need to override the expected veto from Mayor Nutter: “I’m still working on making sure we have the twelve votes.”

04/04/2013

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Phila. City Council Passes Another Paid Sick Leave Bill; Mayoral Veto Expected

This came after several lengthy speeches both for and against the measure on the floor of City Council.

03/14/2013

(Supporters of mandatory paid sick leave demonstrate outside Philadelphia City Council chambers prior to a hearing on the proposed measure.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Push Paid-Sick-Leave Measure Forward Again

After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.

03/05/2013

City Council in its caucus room in City Hall (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Tries Again To Pass Mandatory Earned Sick Leave Bill

The idea was first debated in 2011, but died after a veto by Mayor Nutter. Now supporters of earned, paid sick leave are trying again.

03/05/2013

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Councilman Greenlee Wants To Reopen Paid Sick Leave Debate

As City Council opens its 2013 session this morning, the lawmakers will find an old controversy is back.

01/24/2013

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