Obama to Require Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

September 7, 2015 4:01 AM

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Obama to Require Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

President Obama plans to sign an executive order on Monday requiring federal contractors to provide up to seven days of paid sick leave a year, his latest use of executive power to change the rules of the American workplace, the White House said.

The president will announce the order during a Labor Day trip to Boston, where, aides said, he will also renew his call on Congress to pass legislation expanding paid sick and family leave in the private sector. He chose Boston as the venue because Massachusetts voters approved a new paid sick-leave...

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