Philadelphia Sick Leave Ordinance
The Philadelphia Sick Leave Ordinance goes into effect on May 13, 2015 – is your company ready to comply?
Philadelphia’s new sick leave law (an ordinance entitled “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces”) entitles certain employees to paid (or unpaid) sick leave, under particular terms and conditions. As the effective date approaches, it is increasingly apparent that many Philadelphia-based companies do not understand their obligations under this law – this is understandable, since the ordinance sets forth a confusing array of compliance requirements pertaining to, for example, accrual, permitted uses, exceptions, notice requirements…and the list goes on. Moreover, employers located outside of Philadelphia believe they will never be required to comply, but this is not necessarily true – employees who perform at least 40 hours of work per year within Philadelphia may be entitled to leave under the law, regardless of where the company’s offices are located.
The webinar will answer some of the most frequently asked, and most-difficult, questions, such as:
- Does my company have to comply? (Even if I am located outside of Philadelphia?)
- How does sick leave accrue? And how does sick leave accrue for exempt employees who regularly work over 50 or 60 hours per week?
- I already provide my employees with paid time off for illness-related reasons (under a sick leave or PTO policy) – what else do I need to do in order to comply with the new law, if anything?
- I have not done anything yet – what steps do I need to take make sure I am compliant by May 13th?
- What are the most misunderstood aspects of the new law, and where can I find answers?
Join our complimentary 30-minute webinar to find out if you’re ready, and to ask questions. The webinar will be conducted by MEA’s Employers’ Hotline representative Patti Rensel and MEA’s in-house employment attorney, Michael Kulakowski, Esq.
MEA’s “Trending Topics” webinars are 30-minute online discussions with MEA Experts available to MEA Members only. If you are not a Member, learn more about an MEA Membership.