On Labor Day 2015 (Monday, September 7), President Obama signed the Executive Order “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors,” requiring Federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. Continue reading President Obama Orders Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
On November 13, 2014, the President gave the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) authorization to exercise authority under Public Law 85-804, Continue reading Presidential Memo Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85-804
Exercising his statutory authority to establish terms for procurement contracts under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (40 U.S. Code 101 et seq.), President Obama signed an Executive Order on February 12, 2014, that will increase the minimum wage for employees of certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from $7.25 to $10.10.
Beginning January 1, 2015, this mandate will require new or renewed federal contracts to include a clause:
… which the contractor and any subcontractors shall incorporate into lower-tier subcontracts, specifying, as a condition of payment, that the minimum wage to be paid to workers … shall be at least $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015.