Executive Order Mandates Paid Sick Leave by Federal Contractors

The executive order will give approximately 300,000 people working on federal contracts the ability to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave each year.

President Obama has signed an executive order that requires federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year, according to a White House announcement that said the president also renewed his call on Congress to pass legislation expanding paid sick and family leave and announced new Department of Labor rules giving federal contract workers new tools to demand equal pay.

The executive order will give approximately 300,000 people working on federal contracts the ability to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave each year -- contractors will have to provide at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, although they could offer more than that -- that they can use to care for themselves or a family member, as well as for absences resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

An estimated 44 million private-sector workers, about 40 percent of the total private-sector workforce, do not have access to paid sick leave.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • EMPLOYEE TESTING
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Testing
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Building a Comprehensive Floor Safety Strategy
    • GAS DETECTION
      Gas Hazards and the COVID-19 Vaccine
    View This Issue