DOL Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick LeaveIf you are a federal contractor, it looks like your life is going to get a bit more complicated and expensive. On the 24th February, the DOL issued a proposed rule that will require federal contractors to provide employees at least seven (7) paid sick days per year. The sick days may be used to care for a family member as well as for the employee's own illness. Federal contractors should begin to analyze the impact of the proposed rule on their budgets as well as their paid leave policies.
You can review the proposed rule and much more information on the DOL website. http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/eo13706/nprm.htm