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White House Plans to Mandate Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

August 10, 2015
By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

The Obama administration is preparing an executive order that would require any company with a federal contract to give employees paid sick leave. According to a “pre-decisional and deliberative” draft obtained by the New York Times, it would mandate that both contractors and subcontractors give seven days of paid time off a year for workers who are sick, going to the doctor, or taking care of a family member. Workers would also accrue credit for sick days they didn’t use. The Labor Department will issue official regulations by Sept. 30, 2016. Read more

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