Mayor Nutter set to veto sick leave bill

Philadelphia budget address 2013
Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to veto a bill that would require businesses to offer sick leave. Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to veto a measure Thursday that would require all Philadelphia businesses to offer sick leave to employees.

City Council members who support the bill, including sponsor Bill Greenlee, were meanwhile rallying support to override Nutter’s veto, CBS Philly reports.

The bill’s supporters have until next week to decide whether to attempt to override the mayor’s potential veto.

The measure would require businesses to offer one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked. Small businesses with between six and 20 workers would have to offer up to four sick days per year under the bill.

Nutter and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce said the bill would hurt already struggling businesses in a down economy.



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