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Pittsburgh Sick Days Act Effective Date is Right Around the Corner

Pittsburgh employers take note:  March 15, 2020 is right around the corner.  That is when the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act finally goes into effect after its years-long journey through the City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and the Pennsylvania courts.

The ordinance requires employers with 15+ employees to provide paid sick leave, up to 40 hours per year, at a rate of 1 hour of leave for every 35 hours worked.  Employers with less than 15 employees must also provide paid sick leave at the same accrual rate, up to 24 hours per year.

Employers should take note that employees who work in the City can be covered under the law, even if the employer is not physically present there.  That is because the ordinance defines employers as any entity “situated or doing business in the City” and defines employees as anyone who works for such an employer and “who performs work within the geographic boundaries of the City of Pittsburgh for at least 35 hours in a calendar year.”

We previously posted about the ordinance here, shortly after the City revealed the law’s effective date.  The City also released guidelines on employee rights and employer obligations under the ordinance, which can be found here.

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Sheri Giger, Jackson Lewis, human resource policy attorney, employment labor development lawyer,
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Sheri L. Giger is a Principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on preventive human resource policy development, training and counseling and advice.

Ms. Giger also works on policy/handbook development, particularly for multi-state issues and compliance. She also works with compliance issues under the American with Disabilities Act, as amended, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as amended. Ms. Giger counsels and conducts extensive training on topics such as anti-harassment...

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Sean Dawson Attorney employment-related litigation Jackson Lewis Pittsburgh
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Sean Dawson is an Associate in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice is focused primarily on representing employers in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and courts at both the state and federal levels.

While in law school, Mr. Dawson served as the Senior Topics Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer and the Honorable Kevin Sasinoski.

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