Under the Domestic Unpaid Leave Law (Bill No. 090660-A), employers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania must allow an employee to take an unpaid leave of absence from work so that the employee, or someone in the employee’s family or household, can get medical attention, legal assistance, social services, or other help in dealing with domestic or sexual violence. The size of the employer and amount of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) the employee has used, will determine the amount of unpaid leave an employee can take. Employers with less than 50 employees must provide up to four workweeks of leave in a 12-month period. Employers with more than 50 employees must provide up to eight workweeks of leave in a 12-month period. The amount of leave an employee is eligible to receive under the Domestic Unpaid Leave Law could be reduced by any leave the employee has taken under FMLA. The Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave, when added to any FMLA leave, cannot be more than the 12 weeks in a 12-month period provided under the FMLA.
The Philadelphia Entitlement to Leave Due to Domestic or Sexual Violence poster covers:
• reasons for taking leave,
• advance notice and certification,
• job benefits and protection, and
• unlawful acts by employers.
Employers are required to display this poster in a conspicuous and accessible place in each establishment. The poster must also be posted on the employer’s public and internal websites, if such exists, in locations where employment related notices are customarily posted online.