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.