The U.S. Department of Labor released today a proposed rule that would require federal contractors to provide at least seven paid sick days per year to their employees. The leave could be used for the employee’s own illness, or for family care.

The proposed rule, which will be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register, implements an Executive Order issued by President Obama on Labor Day 2015. Cara Crotty, co-chair of our Affirmative Action Practice Group and frequent contributor to this blog, wrote about it back then.

Once Cara has had a chance to read and digest the 286-page proposed rule, she will provide an in-depth analysis.

Meanwhile, here is a link to the DOL web page that has links to the text of the proposed rule, a fact sheet, the Executive Order itself, FAQs, and much more.

Party on, federal contractors!