Thanks to our colleagues at the National Council of Nonprofits for this important update.
Nonprofit and for-profit contractors will be required to provide paid leave on contracts commencing on or after January 1, 2017 if new U.S. Department of Labor proposed regulations announced in February are implemented. The proposed regulations, which implement Executive Order 13706 signed by President Obama in September, require nonprofit and for-profit contractors with certain types of federal contracts to provide covered employees with up to seven days of paid sick leave on an annual basis. The leave may be taken for such reasons as the employee’s own medical condition or to care for a close family member’s medical condition, as well as for absences resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The proposed regulations, if adopted as written, would apply to concessions contracts and contracts in connection with federal property or lands, including providing services for federal employees, their dependents, or the general public. The draft regulations would also apply to construction contracts covered by the Davis-Bacon Act and contracts covered by the Service Contract Act. The public has until March 28 to submit comments. See tips on submitting comments.