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Philadelphia to remind workers of new sick leave law

Written by The Associated Press | May 13, 2015 12:08 AM
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(Philadelphia) --  Philadelphia officials are encouraging workers to make sure their employers know about new rules under the city's new paid sick leave legislation. 

They plan to stake out locations at transit stations to remind people of their new right this morning after the law goes into effect. 

The legislation signed in February by Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter provides an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours of work.

It applies to businesses with at least 10 employees.  

Democratic Councilman William Greenlee says 200,000 Philadelphia residents don't have paid sick leave. 

The state Senate passed legislation to quash the bill weeks after Nutter signed it.

It's awaiting a vote in the House. 

Greenlee says he hopes Governor Tom Wolf will veto it if it's passed.

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