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April 2023: Philadelphia Issues Rules on COVID Paid Sick Leave and Revises Rules for Regular and Healthcare Employee Paid Sick Leave

05 Apr


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What happened?
On February 28, 2023, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor (PDOL) published regulations concerning three distinct types of job-protected paid leave employers must provide under the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance (PHFWO).

What are the details?
This is the third iteration of PDOL’s “supplemental regulation” of the PHFWO. Below are hyperlinks to the article from one of our most trusted sources, Littler, which briefly recaps the history of these three paid leave requirements and highlights notable changes, or clarifications, that the most recent rules provide:

Philadelphia Paid Leaves at a Glance

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

PSST During COVID-19

Pool & Healthcare Employee Pay & Benefits Continuation

Next Steps

For more information, please see the links below:

Final Third Supplemental Regulation

Littler Article

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above, refer to the links provided above for guidance on handling paid sick leave for COVID-19, and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees and business from COVID-19 exposure.

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