Pa. Senators Seek To Void Local Paid Sick Leave Laws

Law360, Philadelphia (January 9, 2015, 5:12 PM EST) -- Two Pennsylvania state senators have announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would preempt local paid sick law ordinances, a move that would strike against growing sentiment favoring such a measure in Philadelphia.

Sens. John Eichelberger, R-Blair/Huntington/Fulton/Franklin/Cumberland, and Lisa Boscola, D-Lehigh/Northampton, explicitly cite Philadelphia's consideration of the mandatory leave provision in a Wednesday memorandum seeking co-sponsorship, calling it anti-business.

"Local mandates such as this not only create an uneven playing field for the businesses located inside the municipality, but as more governments jump on board, businesses with more than one location are forced to comply with a variety of different...

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