Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office has issued the Philadelphia Sick Leave Poster summarizing employees’ sick leave rights. Just as a reminder, the law goes into effect May 13, 2015.
The law provides that employees who work in Philadelphia at least 40 hours in a year, must earn 1 hour of sick time for every 40 hours they work. Leave is paid if the employer has 10 or more employers. For employers with less than 10 employees, employees will earn unpaid time. A maximum of 40 hours of sick time can be earned in a calendar year. Sick leave may be used for the employee’s own needs, to care for a family member, or for leave due to domestic abuse or sexual assault.
Employers should make sure that sick leave or PTO policies are updated to comply with the new law.