President Obama signed an executive order last September giving paid sick leave to workers on federal contracts. Now, that’s taking the next step toward becoming a reality as the Department of Labor has finalized the rule governing the policy, which will cover new contracts starting January 1, 2017. Obama told Slate that:
Coming to work sick is bad for employees, co-workers, and customers alike.
More than 800,000 U.S. workers may be getting more paid sick leave on their jobs, thanks to a federal rule outlined by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The proposal, set in motion by an executive order from President Barack Obama ...
The rule, which is estimated to directly affect more than 1.1 million people, will enable workers to accrue up to seven days for medical care for themselves or relatives.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none....
Obama gives 300,000 workers paid sick leave. The president spent Labor Day signing an executive order requiring federal contractors to offer their employees seven days of Obama administration rolls out rules on paid sick leave, pay data