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Federal Contractors: Proposed Sick Leave Regulations May Leave You Feeling Sick

Posted In Federal contractors, Paid Time Off ("PTO")

As a further push in the Obama Administration’s “Lead on Leave” initiative, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued proposed regulations on February 25th that would implement Executive Order 13706, requiring federal contractors to provide up to 56 hours of annual paid sick leave to employees. These regulations are far-reaching in scope, covering not just the amount of paid sick leave, but also when the leave can be used, whether unused leave carries over to the next year, how employees request the leave and which employees are eligible. These regulations will affect employers that enter into contracts with the federal government beginning January 1, 2017, therefore government contractors (and prospective government contractors) should begin now to understand these regulations and how their workforce will be affected. More >

More Transparency on Horizon for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued a proposed rule that would bar federal contractors from firing or discriminating against employees or applicants who discuss their pay, or the pay of their co-workers. The proposal comes after President Obama’s executive order in April, which instructed the DOL to issue a rule requiring pay transparency among federal contractors. More >

U.S. DOL Issues Proposed Minimum Wage Regulations for Federal Contractors

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed regulations relating to Executive Order 13658, which established a minimum wage for federal contractors. The Executive Order – signed by President Obama on February 12, 2014 – raises the minimum wage on covered federal contracts from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015. Thereafter, the Secretary of Labor will be required to set the amount of increase to take effect on January 1 of each year, indexed to inflation. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) establishes procedures for implementing and enforcing the Executive Order. More >

Equal Pay Executive Orders Affect Federal Contractors

Posted In Department of Labor ("DOL"), EEOC, Employment Law, Federal contractors

On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed two Executive Orders affecting federal government contractors. The signing was timed to coincide with National Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into the next year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. According to the Washington Post, the President’s actions were part of a Democratic effort to focus on gender pay gap issues and motivate women to vote in the midterm congressional elections. More >

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