A Pittsburgh ordinance forcing new contractors to offer jobs to employees of the previous contractor for a 180-day transition period violates the city’s Home Rule Charter, a unanimous en banc panel of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled.

In Building Owners and Managers Association of Pittsburgh v. City of Pittsburgh, Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt struck down the “Protection of Displaced Contract Workers Ordinance” because it violated �2962(f) of the Home Rule Law, which states that a home rule municipality cannot determine duties, responsibilities or requirements for businesses and employers.

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