December 14, 2018
The Philadelphia Council voted through a so-called “fair workweek” bill requiring employers to grant retail, food service, and hospitality workers notice of schedules and a minimum of nine hours between shifts.
Under the Philadelphia Fair Workweek ordinance, employers are required to provide employees with:
Looking ahead: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kennedy is expected to sign the measure, which would take effect on January 1, 2020. Philadelphia will then join New York City, Seattle, and the Bay Area cities of San Francisco, San Jose, and Emeryville in passing a fair workweek law. With a clear escalation of this policy at the local level, expect Congress to hold hearings and to see bills introduced on the issue in 2019.