A New Executive Order Pertaining to Sick Leave signed by the President

Obama’s Latest Executive Order Requires Sick Leave for Contractors

A new executive order by the President will provide sick leave for some 300,000 workers.

 Source: Government Executive, Article written by Charles S. Clark, published September 8, 2015

 In another in his stream of executive moves that don’t require congressional approval, President Obama used Labor Day and the ongoing presidential campaign to highlight his signing of an executive order requiring federal contractors to provide up to seven days sick leave for employees.

“We’ve seen that many companies, including small businesses, support these policies, because they understand it’s helpful with recruitment and retention,” Obama told a union crowd in Boston on Monday. Back in January’s State of the Union address, he had stated that, “We are the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers. And that forces too many parents to make the gut-wrenching choice between a paycheck and a sick kid at home.”  MORE….

 

Read the full story at http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/09/obamas-latest-executive-order-requires-sick-leave-contractors/120440/

Several executive orders have been issued by the President.  Contact your nearest PTAC with questions about these executive orders.

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