As anticipated, the U.S. Department of Labor has published its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13706 – Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.  Today’s publication in the Federal Register initiates a 30-day public comment period.  The comment period will close March 28, 2016.

The proposed regulations seek to implement President Obama’s Executive Order directing government contractors to provide paid time off for certain categories of employees working on qualifying contracts.

We are in the process of digesting the lengthy proposal and will follow up soon with our thoughts and insights.