Federal Contracting Updates | Paid Sick Leave

Some federal contracting related news and developments from the past week [September 2015]. Obama issues executive order requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave As noted in my update from a couple weeks ago, it was expected that any day now President Obama would issue an executive order (a draft of which had been leaked to the press a …

Paid Sick Leave Passes the U.S. Senate (not really)

On March 24, before Congress went out for its Easter Recess (I mean “District Work Period”) the Senate passed a 2015 Budget Resolution in a process where dozens and dozens of amendments were offered and voted upon that touched on numerous national policy issues. (All the amendments had to written in budget-related language, but many had nothing to do directly …

Mandatory Sick Pay comes to New York City

April Fool’s Day will take on a new meaning for New York City’s businesses this year, when a paid sick leave law goes into effect. NYC is following the lead of other American cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC by making it mandatory to pay employees for sick days. A bill was passed by the City Council last …

New York Requires Employers To Provide Paid Sick Days

On May 1, 2013, the New York City Council released the final version of the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act), which will require all New York City employers to provide their employees with sick leave and will require most New York City employers to provide paid sick leave. The City Council will vote on whether to …