Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, RIN 1235-AA13

By Christy Mallory, Brad Sears, Adam Romero, and Jody Herman
April 2016

Williams Institute experts provided comments today on a proposed rule that implements Executive Order 13706, signed by President Barack Obama on September 2015, requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The rule will protect LGBT employees of federal contractors by ensuring that they have paid time off to meet the health care needs of themselves and their families.

Williams Institute experts estimate that the policy would impact an estimated 33,200 LGBT employees of federal contractors who currently receive no or minimal paid sick leave, and would safeguard an estimated 347,000 employees of federal contractors who have a same-sex partner – including 62,500 of whom are raising children—to use sick leave to care for family members.

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