Philly City Council passes COVID-19 leave legislation
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Council has given its approval to legislation sponsored by at-large Councilmember Kendra Brooks requiring employers with 25 or more employees to provide 40 hours of COVID-19 sick leave. Brooks’ legislation, which passed 12-4 during Thursday’s council session, received some criticism from her City Council colleagues and members of the Diverse […]
We’re failing our workers: Pa. needs paid family & medical leave | Opinion
Only 19% of the U.S. workforce has access to paid family leave through their employer, with low-wage workers even less likely to have it compared to their high-wage counterparts.
Preemption laws in every state, visualized – and how Pa. stacks up | Monday Morning Coffee
Preemption laws are more prevalent in the South and embedded in the region's racist history, a new report concludes.
Philly Council committee advances paid leave bill for public health emergencies
The city’s proposal would cover workers shut out from the city’s existing law and the federal government’s emergency paid sick leave programs.
COVID-19 in Pa.: At a time of crisis, protecting workers is All-American | Opinion
All American workers deserve paid maternity and paternity leave, paid sick and vacation leave, and guaranteed access to affordable healthcare.
The new federal sick leave law: Who’s eligible, who’s not and how many weeks do you get
By Elizabeth C. Tippett On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave and other support to millions of workers sidelined by school closures, quarantines and caregiving. An obvious question you’re probably wondering is, “How will it affect me?” […]
Preemption, explained: How Pennsylvania’s biggest city and the Legislature grapple over power
Preemption is something that comes up during a number of hot-button debates in Pennsylvania, from gun control to paid sick leave.
Pittsburgh can require private employers to provide paid sick leave, Pa. Supreme Court rules
Wednesday's ruling doesn’t necessarily mean Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave law is safe.