Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time to Celebrate - Earned Sick Days in Philadelphia Start May 13!

The day has finally arrived! Philadelphia's earned sick days law goes into effect today. Thanks to the hard work of thousands of dedicated staff, volunteers and advocates, Philadelphians will have a new right: the right to earn sick time without the danger of losing a paycheck or a job.

If you work more than 40 hours per year in the city of Philadelphia, you qualify to earn paid or unpaid sick time to care for yourself or a family member. The law also makes sure that your boss can’t retaliate against you if you use your right to take a sick day. To find out more visit here.

Guaranteeing the right to earn paid sick days is a huge step toward building a city that provides job security for all families and an economy that values hard work.

This law is a win-win for working families and our economy. When
other cities around the country passed similar legislation, they saw increased job growth. No doubt Philadelphia's economy and our businesses will reap the same benefits.

We’re celebrating today for all the Philadelphians who can breathe a little easier knowing that getting sick no longer means risking a paycheck, or worse – a job. If you want to join the celebration, take a minute to send a tweet, post on Facebook, or share the information with your friends.

Need more information about the new earned sick days law? Here’s where to find it:
Philadelphia Law FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions for Workers
Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

At the same time we celebrate this major victory in Philadelphia, our city – and our entire country – mourns the people who were killed in the horrific Amtrak accident last night and sends our thoughts to the many men and women who were injured.

This tragedy gives a moment to reflect on the importance of family and making sure we’re there for the people we love. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UPDATED: City of Philadelphia Reveals Earned Sick Days Poster

The Managing Director's Office has just released the paid sick days poster that must be shown at all workplaces in the city of Philadelphia beginning on May 13, 2015. You can download your copy here.

You can also download more materials about the earned sick days law from our Coalition FAQ page.

If you have questions about earned sick days, contact the coalition at earnedsickdays@gmail.com or contact the city at paidsickleave@phila.gov.

UPDATE: The city has now released the poster in five more languages:


For all information provided by the Coalition, please keep in mind that this information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but it is not exhaustive and should not be taken as legal advice. It is possible that additional provisions or rules from the law, not described here, may apply to your specific circumstances. The City of Philadelphia is responsible for regulating and enforcing this law, and will make final decisions on its interpretation.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Philadelphia Earned Sick Days Materials

As we get closer to implementing the new earned sick days bill on May 13, the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces is creating materials to help you learn more about the bill and get the word out about rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Please check back often for updates at http://www.phillyearnedsickdays.com/p/philadelphia.html.
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