Executive Order # 13706 – Paid Sick Leave

Presented by Al Corvigno

President Obama signed Executive Order 13706 on September 7, 2015.  It requires that certain federal contractors provide employees with up to seven days of paid sick leave per year.   The proposed effective date of the order is January 1, 2017.

Under this Executive Order, federal contractors are required to provide affected employees with at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked and employees must be permitted to to accrue no less than seven days of sick leave each year.

The Order directs the Secretary of Labor to issue regulations by the end of September in 2016.   Those regulations will define more clearly the terms used in the Order and provide guidance to contractors.

There are certainly many issues that will need to be resolved and more discussions regarding this Order prior to the release of any regulations.

Click here to read Executive Order 13706 in its entirety.