Final Sick Leave Rule Offers Little Relief For Contractors

Law360, Nashville (September 29, 2016, 8:59 PM EDT) -- Despite some minor tweaks, the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to employees still imposes a significant burden on those companies, attorneys said, especially in combination with a slate of other recently introduced labor rules.

The rule, unveiled on Thursday, requires federal contractors to give employees at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of work on covered contracts, up to 56 hours a year, with up to 56 hours able to be carried over from year to year if unused.

The rule applies to federal contracts and "contract-like...

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