Push Back On Local Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave

By Michelle Covington

Over the past several years, many municipalities have taken labor and employment matters into their own hands, passing local laws requiring a higher minimum wage or paid sick leave beyond that required by the state or federal government. Florida and Pennsylvania are pushing back on these local laws.

On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia instituted an ordinance requiring employers with 10 or more employees to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave in a calendar year. Less than a year after its implementation, on December 30, 2016, two senators of the Pennsylvania state legislature issued a memorandum announcing their intent to propose a bill that would override municipal laws of this kind. The senators cited concerns of uniformity and the burden on local businesses as their motivation. On January 25, 2017, SB 128 was introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature.

Read what this bill would preclude municipalities from at http://blog.hrusa.com/blog/push-back-on-local-minimum-wage-and-paid-sick-leave/.