Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Accrual of Earned Sick Days

According to the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, workers in Philadelphia would be able to earn 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The amount a worker could earn would be capped at 72 hours per year for businesses with 11 or more employees and 40 hours for businesses with 10 or fewer employees.

Below is a chart that shows how much time workers would earn assuming they work for an employer with 11 or more employees.

 According to the bill and its amendments workers would begin to accrue their earned sick time from the first day of employment, however, they will not be able to use that time until they have been employed for 90 days.


The Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces bill creates a limited, regulated standard that would give workers the flexibility to stay home from work when sick or to care for a loved one.

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