Another New Year Resolution – Prepare for the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act

We previously posted about Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance, the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld this past summer after a lengthy legal challenge. Our previous post can be found here.

Under the PSDA, employers with 15+ employees must provide paid sick leave, up to 40 hours per year, accrued at a rate of 1 hour of leave for every 35 hours worked. Employers with less than 15 employees must also provide paid sick leave at the same accrual rate, up to 24 hours per year.

This week, the City of Pittsburgh announced that the PSDA will take effect on March 15, 2020. Alongside that announcement, the City released guidelines on how the new ordinance will affect employers and employees in Pittsburgh. The guidance is available to download here.

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