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Philadelphia Workforce and Career Pathways Information Sheet Ordinance

As businesses in Philadelphia well know, there is never a shortage of business-related ordinances coming from the City Council. Recently, the Council passed the Workforce and Career Pathways Information Sheet Ordinance aimed at providing information to departing employees about the City’s career portal, jobless benefits, career and technical skills training, and other educational opportunities. Fortunately, this ordinance does not subject employers to onerous requirements.

Does this law apply to your business?

If you are a hiring entity with employees in Philadelphia, then this law applies to your business. A hiring entity is any individual or employer who employs covered individuals by paying wages for the performance of work or services, whether directly or indirectly. Hiring entities include any individual person, partnership, association, corporation, business, or any combination of the same.

Which employees need this notice?

Individuals who are employed by a hiring entity who perform work within the geographic boundaries of the City of Philadelphia for at least 40 hours in a year, regardless of immigration status. Further, any individual performing work for a hiring entity is presumed an employee unless the hiring entity can demonstrate specific conditions outlined in the law are satisfied.

What does the ordinance require?

The ordinance has two requirements:

1) Employers must notify employees that they are entitled to the City’s newly created information sheet upon separation from employment by displaying the sheet; and

2) Employers must provide the information sheet to employees upon their separation. The information sheet may be found here.

The sheet must be provided to employees with their separation notice if the hiring entity initiates the termination or otherwise by the earlier of either 30 days from the employee’s notice of resignation or their separation from employment. Employers have until June 20, 2022, to provide employees notice.

If you have further questions on compliance, please feel free to contact Katharine Thomas Batista, Principal in Offit Kurman’s Employment & Labor Group and head of the firm’s Hospitality Services Group, at kbatista@offitkurman.com or 267-338-1319. More timely labor and employment topics are covered on Batista’s Best Practices blog.

ABOUT KATHARINE BATISTA

kbatista@offitkurman.com | 267.338.1319

Ms. Batista is an employment & labor attorney who provides businesses with advice and risk mitigation strategies and zealous representation in litigation. She frequently represents businesses in the hospitality, financial services, automotive dealership, engineering and architecture and healthcare industries. Specifically, Ms. Batista successfully defends employers against claims of discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Ms. Batista also commonly represents her clients in actions involving employee mobility and trade secret theft. Employment and labor law is ever-changing. Employers need to feel secure in how they manage their employees so they can focus on their business. Ms. Batista affords her clients that security.

 

 

 

 

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