Rachel Felton, Attorney at Law

Rachel D. Felton


Posted on January 4, 2016

The City of Pittsburgh’s new paid sick leave ordinance, which was set to take effect this month, has been struck down by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Judge Joseph M. James ruled that the ordinance is unenforceable because the City does not have the authority under its Home Rule Charter to impose paid sick leave requirements on employers. The ordinance would have required all employers situated or conducting business in the City of Pittsburgh to provide paid sick leave to all full-time and part-time employees who work in the City. It is unknown at this time whether the City of Pittsburgh intends to appeal the decision.

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