Philadelphia Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking Leave

This is an optional policy that Philadelphia employers may wish to include in their handbook. All employers are covered under the ordinance, regardless of size. The ordinance requires employers to provide leave for this purpose, but the leave entitlement depends on the number of employees. The entitlement is eight (8) workweeks if an employer has 50 or more employees nationally (currently or in the prior calendar year). If the number of employees is less than 50 nationally, in both the current and the prior calendar year, the entitlement can be reduced to four (4) workweeks.

Be sure to answer the interview questions that precede the policy.