On March 9, 2021, Allegheny County voted to pass the "Paid Sick Days Act" to promote "public health by granting paid sick time to
employees in the County."
Notably, the Allegheny County Paid Sick Days Act requires employers - with 26 or more employees - to provide one hour of paid sick time for every 35 hours worked within the geographical boundaries of Allegheny County.
The majority of the ordinance becomes effective 90 days after final approval. As soon as it is approved, however, employers are required to provide written notice to employees, detailing that employees are entitled to sick time, the amount of sick time, and the terms of its use. Allegheny County will provide employers with information regarding the written notice requirement to employees through the county website.
The passage of the Allegheny County Paid Sick Days Act follows the enactment of the City of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act. The City of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act became effective March 15, 2020, and fines for violations of the ordinance may be imposed starting March 15, 2021.
This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.