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File #: 2020-0927    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/23/2020 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Enactment date: 12/8/2020 Enactment #: 41
Effective date: 12/9/2020    
Title: An Ordinance providing for special conditions for the operation and use of Paid Sick leave under the Paid Sick Days Act during and due to the crisis presented by COVID-19 through inclusion in the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances of Chapter 626A: Temporary Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave. (Executive Session held 12/7/20) (Post Agenda held 12/7/20)
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Title
An Ordinance providing for special conditions for the operation and use of Paid Sick leave under the Paid Sick Days Act during and due to the crisis presented by COVID-19 through inclusion in the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances of Chapter 626A: Temporary Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave.
(Executive Session held 12/7/20)
(Post Agenda held 12/7/20)

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WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh issued a Declaration of Emergency ("Declaration") in response to the existing public health emergency associated with the spread of COVID-19 on March 13th, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh has continued to ratify the Declaration on March 17th, 2020 and renew the Declaration to remain in effect; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued and continues to renew a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, and, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Disease Prevention and Control Act, cite, the Governor's Office and Pennsylvania Department of Health have since issued various orders, providing directives and guidance to businesses and the public to reduce the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, City Council by passage of Ordinance 27 of 2015 provided for the "Paid Sick Days Act" in the City Code of Ordinance which, among other requirements, mandated a grant of sick time for certain employees working within the City of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, the Paid Sick Days Act permitted employers to provide the required time off on an accrual basis; and

WHEREAS, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, Public Law No. 116-127, was passed by the federal government earlier this year to provide limited sick time to certain employees adversely impacted by COVID-19 and defined a small business as those under 50 employees; and

WHEREAS, employers within the City of Pittsburgh have an interest in maintaining operations; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh has an interest in collection of various tax revenues to provide basic and e...

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