AGC of America submitted extensive comments on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, on April 12. The Executive Order and proposed rule require contractors with direct federal contracts and their subcontractors under such contracts to provide employees working on or in connection with such contracts up to seven days of paid leave annually for sickness and other covered purposes. A final rule is expected by September 30. AGC will continue to monitor the rulemaking and initiatives to curtail it, and will report on significant developments. Learn more here.