PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Department of Labor today announced that its Office of Worker Protections will begin enforcing the predictability pay requirement from Philadelphia’s Fair Workweek law on June 1, 2021.

Enforcement of Predictability Pay Provision Begins June 1, 2021

Philadelphia’s Fair Workweek law went into effect on April 1, 2020, requiring certain service retail and hospitality employers to provide 14-day advance notice of posted work schedule, request employee consent for additional work hours, and other protections.

In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Office of Worker Protections paused enforcement of predictability pay as of April 1, 2020, effective date of the law until further notice. Employers have been expected to comply with all other portions of the law during this period.

Starting June 1, 2021, the Office of Worker Protections will begin enforcement of predictability pay. Predictability pay is compensation employers must provide to employees for employee-initiated changes to the posted work schedule such as reduced hours and changes to work shifts.

Covered service retail and hospitality employers include those with 250 or more employees and 30 or more locations, including franchises and chains. Temporary staffing agencies may also be covered by the Fair Workweek law.

Employers can contact the Philadelphia Department of Labor, Office of Worker Protections to ask questions or request compliance support, and employees can contact the Office to ask questions or file a complaint, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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