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Department of Labor

Resolving labor disputes, enforcing labor laws, and managing the relationship between the City administration and City employee unions.

Department of Labor

What we do

The Department of Labor builds partnerships between management and the labor organizations representing City employees. The department also oversees matters related to the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and workplace anti-harassment policies, FMLA, ADA, and other EEO areas. As the City’s main point of contact for the labor community, we:

  • Handle negotiations between City unions and City management.
  • Respond to unfair labor practice charges filed against the City.
  • Investigate complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination from any City employees, applicants, former employees, or members of the public.
  • Represent the City in union disputes.
  • Make sure employers with City contracts pay prevailing wages.
  • Resolve minimum-wage waiver requests.
  • Administer and enforce the City’s worker protection laws.

The Department of Labor includes the Office of Employee Relations, the Office of Labor Relations, the Office of Worker Protections, the Office of Labor Standards, and the Living Wage Working Group.


City Hall
Room 205
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-0802 for Questions on Philadelphia Worker Protection Laws

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Fill out the form to ask the City's Office of Worker Protections in the Department of Labor.


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    Domestic Worker Task Force // Grupo de trabajo de trabajadores de Domstic
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Domestic Worker Task Force // Grupo de trabajo de trabajadores de Domstic

    June 16, 2021
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    The Domestic Worker Task Force will hold a public meeting on 6/16/2021 at 6:30 pm. In light of the current restrictions related to Covid - 19 , this will be held as a virtual meeting . The public is invited to participate. You may access the meeting or submit comments by calling 215-686-0802 or emailing for meeting details. El Grupo de Trabajo de Trabajadoras Domésticas llevará a cabo una reunión pública el 16/6/2021 a las 6:30 pm. A la luz de las restricciones actuales relacionadas con Covid - 19, esta se llevará a cabo como una reunión virtual. Se invita al público a participar. Puede acceder a la reunión o enviar comentarios llamando al 215-686-0802 o enviando un correo electrónico a para obtener los detalles de la reunión.


Richard Lazer
Deputy Mayor of Labor
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Name Job title Phone #
Candace S. Chewning Outreach and Communications Director, Office of Worker Protections
Manny Citron Chief of Staff
Perritti DiVirgilio Director, Office of Labor Standards
Monica Marchetti-Brock Director, Office of Labor Relations
Amanda Shimko Director, Office of Worker Protections
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