In Focus: Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractor Employees

By Allen Smith September 8, 2015

President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring federal contractors to offer paid sick leave to their employees and pressed Congress to pass legislation that would provide family and medical leave to private-sector workers.

(The Wall Street Journal)

Order Requires Federal Contractors to Give Paid Sick Leave

The president bestowed a Labor Day gift for workers on federal contracts and subcontracts, but some are calling it another burdensome benefits mandate on employers--and one that's particularly likely to disadvantage small firms.

(SHRM Online)

Background on the Paid Sick Leave Executive Order

Here's the history on the White House's first draft of the executive order that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide up to seven days of paid sick leave annually to employees on government contracts.

(SHRM Online)

Cities, States Increasing Minimum Wage, Requiring Paid Leave

Faced with gridlock on the federal level, more cities and states are raising their minimum wages and securing paid sick leave for workers.

(SHRM Online)

California’s Paid Sick Leave Amendments Effective Immediately

California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, took effect July 1, 2015, making California the second state to require employers to provide sick leave to employees.

(SHRM Online)

Pittsburgh City Council Approves Amended Paid Sick Leave Bill

The Pittsburgh City Council passed an amended bill requiring virtually all employers within the city to provide paid sick leave.

(SHRM Online)


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