Rachel Felton, Attorney at Law

Rachel D. Felton


Posted on January 4, 2022

Allegheny County’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance has taken effect.

The Ordinance, which was passed on September 15, 2021, requires employers with 26 or more employees (including part-time and full-time employees) to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year to employees who perform work in Allegheny County. Details about the Ordinance’s requirements can be found here.

The Allegheny County Department of Administrative Services has posted a sample Notice for employers on its website.  Employers must post the Notice (or a similar version) where employees work, or if employees work outside of the office, provide the Notice to employees in physical or electronic form. The Department has also posted Guidance and FAQs about the Ordinance and its requirements.

The Department has stated that it will not impose fines for violations of the Ordinance until December 15, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the new Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, please contact Jim O’Connor, Rachel Felton, or another remember of our employment law team.

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