Mandatory-Leave Preemption Bill Clears Pa. House Committee

By Dan Packel (November 18, 2013, 5:18 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania House committee cleared legislation aimed at preempting local mandatory paid-leave laws, paving the way on Monday for the state's full House to take up the measure.

H.B. 1807, introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, would prohibit Pennsylvania municipalities from enacting any laws that require employers to provide any type of leave, paid or unpaid, from employment that is not required by state or federal law.

"Local mandates such as this create an uneven playing field for businesses," Grove said in a statement. "I believe it is up to the business owner how best to run his or her...

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