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New rule requires sick pay for government contractors

Joe Mont | October 4, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to employees who work on, or in connection, with government contracts. The rule applies to contracts solicited and awarded on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

The new rule implements Executive Order 13706, signed by President Obama on Sept. 7, 2015. Once fully implemented, it provides up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to an estimated 1.15 million employees of federal contractors, including an estimated 594,000 employees who...

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