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Employers Take Notice: Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Goes Into Effect March 15

On January 14, 2020 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Schnader’s Karen Baillie, partner and co-chair of the Higher Education Practice Group, and Danielle Bruno McDermott, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Services Department, have published a client alert, “Employers Take Notice: Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Goes Into Effect March 15.” The alert reads in part:

The City of Pittsburgh has announced that its Paid Sick Days Act (the “Act”) will become effective on March 15, 2020. This follows a lengthy court challenge that delayed enforcement of the ordinance. A decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in July 2019 permitted the Act, adopted back in 2015, to finally go into effect. 

To implement the Act, the city released a form Notice for posting by employers and a Guidelines document (the “Guidelines”) which provides direction to employers concerning how the Act will be implemented and enforced. Perhaps most importantly, the Guidelines clarify that the agency designated to administer and enforce the Act is (drumroll please….) the Mayor’s Office of Equity.

Read the full report here.