Currently, harassment, stalking and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction are all crimes – unless you are a union member engaged in a labor dispute. Yesterday, April 22, 2015, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill to end the crimes code carveout allowing parties to a labor dispute to stalk, harass, and make deadly threats.
On Tuesday (April 14, 2015), the Pennsylvania Senate approved a bill that would invalidate Philadelphia's new mandatory paid sick-leave ordinance, which is scheduled to go into effect on May 13, 2015. Mayor Nutter finally signed the Philly ordinance on February 12, 2015, after vetoing similar legislation in 2011 and 2013. Sen. John Eichelberger (R., Blair), who sponsored the state bill, called Philadelphia's sick-leave law "a mistake."
With the ever evolving legislative landscape at the federal, state and local levels, now, more than ever, it is critical for employers to state update-to-date on recent legislative developments. At the upcoming breakfast briefing, Fisher Phillips attorney, Rick Grimaldi, will provide a practical overview of recently enacted and pending legislation impacting the interests of employers in the Delaware Valley.