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01 Apr

March 2020 Pennsylvania HR Legal Updates

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Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

What happened?
Pittsburgh, PA passed a law to provide additional paid sick leave effective March 15, 2020.

What are the details?
Employers are required to offer paid sick leave as follows:

  • Fewer than fifteen employees: Up to 24 hours of unpaid sick the first year of the Act. Effective March 15, 2021, need to provide 24 hours of paid sick leave per year.
  • Fifteen or more employees: Provide 40 hours of paid sick leave per year.

Employees must accrue at least one hour for every 35 hours worked within the geographic boundaries of Pittsburgh. If an employee’s place of work is outside Pittsburgh, but the employee works at least 35 hours within Pittsburgh in a calendar year, that employee is eligible for this paid leave.

What do employers need to do?
Update policies to meet the requirements listed above.