NEW Philadelphia Paid Sick Time

Effective May 13, 2015, the City of Philadelphia, Pa., requires that employers provide paid sick leave to their employees. The law applies to Philadelphia businesses with at least 10 employees. Employers with fewer than 10 employees for at least 40 hours in a calendar year are covered, but sick time can be unpaid. Until further guidance is received indicating otherwise, we assume that the ordinance requires paid leave if an employer has at least 10 employees nationally.

Employers are not required to provide sick leave to seasonal workers (i.e., workers hired for a temporary period of not more than 16 weeks during a calendar year), adjunct professors, employees hired for a term of less than six (6) months, interns and pool employees.