Speaking of employee leave issues, a Pennsylvania court has struck down as “invalid and unenforceable”, a Pittsburgh ordinance mandating private employers provide one hour of sick leave to their employees for every 35 hours worked.  The decision, rendered just before Christmas by the Alleghany County Court of Common Pleas, invalidated the municipal sick leave requirement, passed in August, citing a state law that “prohibits … municipalities, like Pittsburgh, from regulating businesses by determining their ‘duties, responsibilities, or requirements’ ”.  It remains to be seen whether Pittsburgh will appeal the ruling, but rest assured these battles will continue.