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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. As the City’s main point of contact for the labor community, we:

  • Handle negotiations between City unions and the City management.
  • Respond to unfair labor practice charges filed against the City.
  • 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.

Our office has two units: the Office of Labor Relations (LR) and the Labor Policy Compliance (LPC) Program. LPC includes the Office of Labor Standards, the Living Wage Working Group, and the Office of Worker Protections.


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

Do you have a question?

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
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Domestic Worker Task Force

    March 17, 2021
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Notice is hereby given that the Domestic Worker Task Force will hold a public meeting on 3/17/2021 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 domesticwork@phila.gov for meeting details. Por la presente se notifica que el Grupo de Trabajo para Trabajadoras Domésticas llevará a cabo una reunión pública el 17/03/2021 a las 6:30 pm. A la luz de las restricciones actuales relacionadas con Covid - 19, esto 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 domesticwork@phila.gov 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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