By late-Spring, employers within the city of Philadelphia will be required to offer sick leave to employees. On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia City Council passed Bill No. 141026 (as amended), and Mayor Michael Nutter signed it into law shortly thereafter. The ordinance requires employers with 10 or more employees in Philadelphia to provide paid sick leave, while those with less than 10 employees (for at least 40 weeks in a calendar year) will be required to provide unpaid sick leave. This Alert offers an overview of the ordinance, warns of hidden traps to avoid, and provides information on steps employers should take now to ensure compliance.
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Ellen Canan Grady has joined the firm as a member in the corporate securities practice. She is resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Grady was most recently corporate counsel with Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange traded public company with 24 private partner companies in the healthcare and technology sectors. She has more than 25 years of experience counseling executives, directors, corporate boards of directors, entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide variety of industries and stages of development.
On February 23, 2015, the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued a decision in Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future v. Ultra Resources, Inc., holding that eight compressor stations owned by Ultra Resources, Inc. (Ultra) in Pennsylvania did not constitute a “major emitting” source of nitrogen oxide (NOx) under the Clean Air Act or Pennsylvania’s New Source Review rules.