paid sick leave
Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.
A city council committee on January 27th will debate Councilman Bill Greenlee’s proposal to make sick leave mandatory 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.
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.
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.
Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.
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.
A paid sick leave bill died on the floor of Philadelphia City Council, after Mayor Nutter vetoed the measure.
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.
“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.
Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.
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.”
This came after several lengthy speeches both for and against the measure on the floor of City Council.
After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.