Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Sick Leave Law Expires

Jai HookerLegislative Updates

Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law expired on Dec. 31, 2023. As a result, as of Jan. 1, 2024, employers are no longer required to provide additional paid sick leave to employees when they are absent for certain COVID-19 reasons.

Potential New York City Paid Sick Leave Private Right of Action Looms

Jai HookerPaid Sick Leave Updates

On Dec. 20, 2023, the New York City Council passed legislation that would create a private right of action to enforce the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (“ESSTA”). If the legislation becomes law, it would allow employees who allege a violation of ESSTA to bring forward a civil action in court, in addition to filing a complaint with the City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”).