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DOL releases final rules on paid sick leave for federal contractors

A special thanks to Adam Bennett for his work on this article.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its final rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their employees with at least seven days of paid sick leave each year. The final rules were published on Friday, Sept. 30 and will go into effect 60 days after publication (Nov. 29, 2016). Despite the “effective date,” the sick leave rule will only apply to federal contractors and subcontractors entering into new contracts where the solicitation was issued or the federal contract was awarded on or after Jan. 1, 2017.…

Paid Sick Leave Mandate Meets Early Death

At a press conference this morning, the SEIU is announcing that it is withdrawing the paid sick leave mandate (Issue 4 — the Ohio Healthy Families Act) from the November ballot. We will provide more information here as it becomes available.…

Even California Understands. . .

On August 8, 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported that a California bill that would have required employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees has been killed in the California legislature. The bill had met with significant opposition from the California business community for many of the same reasons that the paid sick leave mandate is bad for Ohio; specifically:

  • The cost to small businesses that can’t afford to provide paid sick leave, the disruptions caused by unplanned and unscheduled absences;
  • The disruptions caused by unplanned and unscheduled absences;
  • The disincentive that the law would cause