Federal Contractors Must Offer Paid Sick Leave


“We are the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers. . . . And that forces too many parents to make the gut-wrenching choice between a paycheck and a sick kid at home.” – President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015

Yesterday President Obama signed his latest Executive Order that will require federal contractors to offer paid sick leave to their employees.

Employees working on federal contracts will be entitled to at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours they work, up to seven days per year.

The order will only affect contracts beginning in 2017.

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