President Obama orders paid sick leave

On Labor Day, President Obama issued an executive order mandating that federal contractors had to pay their employees sick leave.

The order mandates that workers accrue 1 paid sick hour for every 30 hours worked – up to 7 paid sick days a year.

This is a big and positive change for the workforce given that employees do not have a guaranteed right to get sick days.  In MN, if employers provide sick days to its employees, then the Sick Day statutes apply. See MN Stat. 181.9413.

Source: President Obama paid leave order could help 300K – CNNPolitics.com

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