Legal Alert - Government Contracting and Executive Orders Under a Trump Administration (Part Two)


by John F. Lomax, Jr.

Executive Order 13706: Paid Sick Leave

How will President-Elect Trump handle paid sick leave for federal government contractors? On the campaign trail, President-Elect Trump stated he would support six weeks of paid maternity leave. But the paid sick leave prescribed by President Obama’s Executive Order 13706 covers far more than maternity leaves. On the other hand, the amount of paid time under President Obama’s order is capped at 56 hours or seven (7) days of paid leave per year. Unfortunately, President-Elect Trump's views on paid sick leave benefits for government contractors are not well known.

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