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Executive order: Federal contractors must provide paid sick leave

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by Linda Jackson, Christopher Kaczmarek and Ilyse Schuman, Esqs., Littler Mendelson

On Labor Day, President Obama signed the latest in a string of executive orders applicable to employers that contract with the federal government. Executive Order 13706 will permit certain employees working on federal contracts to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

According to a White House fact sheet, the new paid leave mandate will affect approximately 300,000 workers.

The executive order imposes substantial new obligations on many employers.

Sick leave accrual, carry-over

The executive order provides that covered contracts entered into after Jan. 1, 2017, must contain a clause in which the contractor certifies that all of its employees, in the performance of the contract or any subcontract thereunder, “shall earn not less than 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.”

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