FMLA: Pennsylvania

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Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler Mendelson, PC


  • Pennsylvania currently does not require state family and medical leave for employees of private sector employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • If an employer provides leave for temporary disabilities, it also must provide leave for pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. See Pregnancy Disability Leave.
  • The Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance now includes reasonable accommodation requirements for pregnant employees. See Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance.
  • If an employer has a policy that allows female employees to take time off following the birth of a child the same leave must be made available to male employees. See Paternity Leave.
  • The City of Philadelphia enacted a paid sick leave ordinance that will take effect in May 2015. See Future Developments.