Tuesday, September 8, 2015

That is SO last week

Labor Day was the backdrop for a big announcement from President Obama.  Beginning in 2017, federal contractors must grant paid sick leave to employees.  The new Executive Order requires contractors to provide one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked and is intended to benefit over 300,000 workers.  This is just the latest in a string of paid leave legislation and municipal ordinances around the country.  President Obama hopes his Order will put pressure on Congress to take action to spread the requirement to all employers.
In other developments
Posted by Kate Bischoff