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Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance Adds Protections

On June 22, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill 170334 modifying existing law by adding a provision authorizing the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) to order a business to cease operations for a period of time upon finding that it engaged in severe or repeated violations of the Fair Practices Ordinance.

The law became effective immediately.

The regulations implementing the bill are located at Philadelphia Code § 9-1118(3)