All briefs submitted for paid leave lawsuit

All briefs and amicus briefs have been submitted to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania regarding our paid leave lawsuit in Pittsburgh. We anticipate that oral arguments will be held in August or September with a decision about two to three months following that. Remember, that the previous ruling continues to stand—Pittsburgh’s paid leave mandate is illegal and unenforceable unless a higher court rules otherwise.

Philadelphia City Council expected to move sugary drink tax proposal next week 

Philadelphia City Council is expected to pass a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on all sugar and diet beverages. This is precedent setting and will likely lead to other cities following Philadelphia’s lead.

Nuisance bill amended to remove noise complaints in Philadelphia 

Councilwoman Bass’s legislation that would take a step towards controlling nuisance establishments was amended to remove noise from the list of items that are considered nuisance behavior. This was an amendment that PRLA strongly advocated for because we did not want members that are not true nuisances to be stuck in the crosshairs of the legislation just because of a noise complaint.