The city of Brotherly Love has been approaching business needs from a completely different angle during the pandemic. Just over a month ago, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law the nation’s first COVID-19 whistleblower ordinance. The “Employee Protection in Connection with COVID-19 Emergency Health Order”, or the Essential Workers Protection Act as it has been called, makes it illegal for an employer to terminate or otherwise retaliate against employees who speak out against unsafe health conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the law allows workers to allege violations of the new law by filing a complaint with the City and after a “determination of reasonable cause to go forward”, sue the employer in court. If successful, the employee “may be awarded reinstatement, back-pay, and other compensatory damages.” The employer may be subject to civil penalties for each day that a violation occurs. The city’s newly created Department of Labor will administer the new ordinance. Last week, Mayor Kenney signed into law a bill regulating food delivery services in the city. The ordinance targets such third-party delivery services Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates and caps prices at 15% of the order (10% for delivery and 5% for other services). Additionally, it mandates transparency in that delivery companies must the fee the restaurant is charged for the service before the customer pays for an order. And finally, the new law prohibits unauthorized listing of menus on third-party platforms without the prior consent of the restaurant. A number of other large cities around the country have previously enacted similar mandates on delivery services.