Last fall, President Obama signed Executive Order 13706, requiring most large federal contractors and subcontractors to provide at least seven paid sick days per year to employees working on federal contracts. Now, the United States Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking setting forth proposed regulations for implementing the order.
First, the basics
Employees will be able to take sick leave for their own illness or medical appointments, illness and medical appointments of a family member (defined quite broadly) or for absences related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Leave cannot be tracked in increments greater than one hour.
Unused time must be carried over into a new calendar year, but contractors will be permitted to cap accrual of new time until the employee’s available leave drops below 56 hours.
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Complying with Executive Order 13706 won’t be as simple as ...(register to read more)