The Department of Labor (DOL) is requiring federal contractors, subcontractors and certain parties who contract with the Federal Government to provide their employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, implementing Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015. The proposed rule applies to new contracts or contract-like instruments, if: (i)(A) it is a procurement contract for services or construction; (B) a contract covered by the Service Contract Act; (C) a contract for concessions; and (D) a contract entered into with the Federal government
The Office of Advocacy has released the February 2016 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the testimony of Chief Counsel Darryl L. DePriest before the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on investigations, Oversight and Regualtions.
The newsletter also covers an OSHA roundtable, the release of TheMissing Millennial Entrepreneurs, and an Advocacy visit to Union Kitchen.