paid sick leave
Mayor Nutter says the economy factored into his decision to veto a bill that would have mandated many businesses in the city give paid sick leave to workers.
City Council, the business community, and advocacy groups are all waiting to see what Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter will do about the bill that was passed last week requiring most companies to offer employees earned sick leave.
In the middle of pressing soda and property tax issues, City Council dealt with two controversial bills dealing with sick leave and the DROP program.
The debate continues in City Council over whether to force local firms to give workers earned sick leave. The proposal was amended Thursday, but not enough to satisfy critics.
The original bill requiring earned sick leave covered all Philadelphia businesses, but now Councilman Bill Greenlee has amended it to exclude small firms.
Community groups pushing for a new law in Philadelphia that would require most businesses in the city to offer paid sick days to workers urged City Council to move the bill forward.
Philadelphia City Council was holding a lengthy public hearing today on a controversial topic: whether the city should require companies to offer employees earned sick leave.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is renewing his push for approval of a bill that would require businesses to offer paid sick leave.