Date & Time
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8:00 am-12:00 pm
   |   Live Event
Continuing Education:
CLE, SPHR/PHR and SHRM certifications are pending approval.

Contact Kellie Cromarty at

** Please note this event has been canceled.**

As of January 1, 2020, retail, hospitality and food service establishments with 250 or more employees and 30 locations (including chains and franchise networks) will be subject to significant new obligations under Philadelphia's Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance. The ordinance requires covered employers to, among other obligations:

  • Provide employees with a good faith estimate of their work schedules upon hire
  • Post and give 10 days advance written notice of work schedules (14 days as of January 1, 2021)
  • Pay predictability pay for schedule changes, subject to limited exceptions
  • Refrain from disciplining or retaliating against employees who decline to work hours different from those posted
  • Provide employees with nine hours rest after the end of the prior day's shift or an overnight shift, and pay premium pay to those who voluntarily consent in writing to work during the nine hour rest period
  • Provide employees with a bidding process and right of first refusal on new hours before hiring a new employee to work them
  • Post notices and maintain records to show compliance with the ordinance

The ordinance will be enforced by the Mayor's Office of Labor, which is in the process of finalizing proposed regulations. This will be an interactive session to review the key provisions of the ordinance and proposed regulations and to benchmark and strategize on compliance as the effective date nears.