Allegheny County’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Takes Effect
January 4, 2022
Allegheny County recently enacted an ordinance requiring paid sick leave for covered employees (joining the cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, which already have paid sick leave ordinances on the books). The ordinance took effect on December 15, and requires certain employees be given 40 hours of annual paid leave for a variety of reasons, including their own illnesses or to provide care when businesses and schools may be closed for public health reasons. It also has a strict anti-retaliation provision. We’ve summarized these and other highlights of the new ordinance below.