State Bill Would Erase Local Sick Leave Laws in Pennsylvania

A visibly sick woman at work.

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

By Laura Legere

A bill advancing in the Pennsylvania Senate would ensure that Pittsburgh’s currently suspended 2015 ordinance mandating paid sick leave will never take effect.

Senate Bill 128 would prohibit Pennsylvania municipalities from requiring employers to provide any form of paid or unpaid employee leave that is not required by federal or state law. It would also strike down existing local ordinances that impose it.

The bill was amended in committee last month so it applies retroactively to Jan. 1, 2015, to make sure that paid sick leave ordinances in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh “would be null and void,” the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair, said.

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