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Earned Paid Sick Time

7 February 2011

Earned Sick time Bill

General information about the bill:

Name: Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, Bill No. 080474

Sponsor: Philadelphia Councilman Darrell L. Clarke (D-5)

Co-sponsor: Philadelphia Councilman William Greenlee (D- At-Large)

Committee: Committee on Public Health and Human Services

  • This bill would make sure that all workers in the City of Philadelphia can earn a minimum number of paid sick days each year to care for their own health needs or the needs of their families.
  • Employees would be able to earn a minimum of one hour of sick time for eavery 30 hours worked up to a minimum of 72 hours per year (9 paid sick days per year). For small businesses (10 employees or less,) employees could earn up to a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick time per year (5 paid sick days per year.)
  • Employees cannot begin using the sick time until they have worked for 30 calendar days.
  • Earned sick days are good for public health, smart for business and increase job security.
  • This bill strengthens our communities by supporting families and workers.

What can you do?

  • Call you councilperson and ask them if they will vote to support the Earned Sick time Bill.
  • Send them a postcard or an e-letter
  • Come to the campaign planning meeting on Saturday, February 19th at 10 am at the ACTION United office
  • Join ACTION United!
  • Attend the Hearing at 9 AM Tuesday March 1 at City Hall
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