PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has struck down a Pittsburgh ordinance requiring city employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
The judge found the legislation is “invalid and unenforceable.”
The measure adopted by the City Council in August requires employers with at least 15 workers to offer as much as five paid sick days per year to each worker. Those with fewer than 15 employees must offer three unpaid days off.
The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and five businesses sued, calling the law unconstitutional.
The court also rejected an ordinance that required security workers in many buildings to receive training in safety procedures.
Union leaders say they’re disappointed in the rulings and Mayor Bill Peduto called them a step back for the city.
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