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File #: 141026    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 12/11/2014 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 2/12/2015
Title: Enacting a new Chapter 9-4100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," to provide that certain employees are entitled to paid and unpaid leave, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: PAID SICK LEAVE, PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES
Code sections: 9-4100 - PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy14102601.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
2/12/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
2/12/20151 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
2/5/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
2/5/20151 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
2/5/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
2/3/20150 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
2/3/20150 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
2/3/20150 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/3/20151 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
1/27/20150 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
1/27/20150 Committee on Public Health and Human Services Cancellation of Scheduled Public Hearing  Action details Not available
12/11/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
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Enacting a new Chapter 9-4100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," to provide that certain employees are entitled to paid and unpaid leave, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. A new Chapter 9-4100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," is hereby enacted, to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-4100. PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES.

§ 9-4101. Findings.

Whereas the Council finds that:

(1) Most workers in the City of Philadelphia will at some time during the year need temporary time off from work to take care of their own health needs or the health needs of members of their families.

(2) According to the Employee Benefit Survey of the national Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35% to 40% of workers in Philadelphia, or approximately 200,000 workers, lack access to paid sick leave. Among workers who have paid sick leave, many have an inadequate amount of time they can use, are limited in their ability to use their sick time without retaliation or cannot use their sick time to care for their families. Nationally, nearly 4 in 10 of all workers do not have earned paid sick days and millions more workers cannot use sick days to care for sick children.

(3) In this economy, earned paid sick days are needed now more than ever. For too many Philadelphians, taking time off from work due to illness or family emergency means sacrificing much-needed income and risking loss of a job. As the economy returns to prosperity, families need every penny of the income they earn to stay financially secure. According to the Mayor's Task Force on Paid Sick Leave, for a family without paid time off, on average, 3.1 days of pay lost due to illness is equivalent to an entire month's health care budget and 3.5 days is equivalent to its entire monthly grocery budget.

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