Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pres. Obama Issues Paid Sick Leave Executive Order

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a new executive order that would require federal contractors and subs to provide paid sick leave to their employees. You can now read the actual executive order here.

Some highlights:
  • Covered employees "shall earn not less than 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked."
  • The amount of accrued sick leave can be capped, but no lower than 56 hours per year.
  • Covered employees can use the sick leave for mental or physical health conditions; diagnosis and preventive care; and to care for a family member.
  • The leave carries over from year-to-year.