Pennsylvania Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),some states have their own comprehensive family leave laws that may also require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness.
However, Pennsylvania does not have such a law.
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For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to maternity and pregnancy:
For in-depth guidance on state and local sick leave requirements:
For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to employee military service:
Note: BLR® provides comprehensive employment law coverage at the federal and state levels. However, businesses may be subject to additional requirements at the local (city, county, and municipal) level.
For select cities, BLR will provide a brief overview of these requirements.
If your locality is not listed below, or if you require further guidance on a law that is listed, we recommend contacting the area Chamber of Commerce or the appropriate local enforcement, executive, or legislative body (e.g., city council, city labor board, mayor's office) to confirm compliance with local laws.
Where a conflict exists between laws, employers should follow the law granting the most generous employee benefit.
Philadelphia City Ordinance # 080468-A, amending the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, requires employers to provide up to 8 weeks of unpaid leave per year to victims of domestic abuse, sexual ...

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