As of January 1, 2020, certain employers that contract with the Federal Government must provide their employees with up to seven days of paid sick leave annually, according to the DOL’s final rule of Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. This paid leave requirement also applies to leave for family care and absences resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Both Federal contractors and workers should be aware that the DOL rule applies to any person engaged in the performance of work in connection with general or subcontracts for the following:
The new rule applies to employees working under a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and the amount of paid leave should be adjusted as follows:
Contractors shall provide the full requirements of the Executive Order to applicable employees after January 1, 2020.
Contractors and workers can find more information about the new paid leave rule on the DOL’s EO 13706 webpage.
Please feel free to contact a TCLG Compliance Specialist if you need help navigating the new rule or have any questions about wage compliance in general.