Today, the Philadelphia City Council voted to require employers to provide workers with paid sick leave, which would make Philadelphia the third city with such a requirement, along with San Francisco and Washington D.C. The bill passed the city council by a 9–8 vote. Earlier this month, Connecticut became the first state to require paid sick leave for workers. The U.S. loses $180 billion in productivity annually due to sick employees attending work and infecting others. Mayor Michael Nutter may veto the bill.
Philadelphia Could Become Third U.S. City To Require Paid Sick Days For Workers