Pittsburgh Asks Appeals Court To Revive Paid Sick Leave Law

By Matt Fair (April 14, 2016, 4:36 PM EDT) -- The city of Pittsburgh is urging a Pennsylvania appeals court to revive its mandatory paid sick leave law after it was challenged by a hospitality trade association and struck down by a county judge in December on grounds that it placed improper obligations on employers.

The city argued in a brief Monday that the law was a permissible public health regulation that fell outside of a provision of the state's Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law barring certain local governments from placing affirmative obligations on businesses.

"By enacting the ordinance, the city has made a regulation to secure the general...

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