- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - City officials are encouraging workers to make sure their employers know about new rules under Philadelphia’s new paid sick leave legislation.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1PhVZTG ) city officials plan to stake out locations at transit stations to remind people of their new right Wednesday morning after the law goes into effect.

The legislation signed in February by Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter provides an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours of work. It applies to businesses with at least 10 employees.

Democratic Councilman William Greenlee says 200,000 Philadelphia residents don’t have paid sick leave.

The state Senate passed legislation to quash the bill weeks after Nutter signed it. It’s awaiting a vote in the House.

Greenlee says he hopes Gov. Tom Wolf will veto it if it’s passed.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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