National Partnership for Women & Families

TEST Paid Sick and Safe Time

TESTing Pennsylvania
State: TESTing Pennsylvania
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: HB 624
Introduced in House and referred to Committee on Labor and Industry: 02/26/15

Allows private and public workers in businesses with 10 or more employees to earn one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 52 hours annually. Employees in a business with fewer than 10 employees earn one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 80 hours worked, up to 26 hours annually. Employees may carry over up to 40 unused hours to the next year.

Leave may be taken for the worker's own mental or physical illness, injury, health condition or preventive care, or for those of a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, extended family member, legal ward, legal guardian person with whom the employee is or was in a relationship of in loco parentis, or any other person in a family-equivalent relationship. It may also be used for the employee or family member (not including a person in a family-equivalent relationship) to obtain services to address the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

Entry updated as of: March 20, 2015.