HR Management & Compliance

Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors (Part II): Administering New Leave Requirements

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD

In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order (EO) 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. EO 13706 requires parties that enter into covered contracts with the federal government to provide covered employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave allowing for family care.

Part one of this two-part article focused on the new paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors, which contractors will be covered by the new rules, and the contract types and employees that will be eligible for paid sick leave under the new rule.

In part two, we provide information on when and for what reasons paid sick leave would be available, leave administration, accrual, carryover and other rules, new definitions under the EO, and what covered contractors with paid sick leave policies already in place can do to comply with the new rules.

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