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Obama orders paid sick leave for federal contractor workers

  • By Amy McNally
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By Kelline R. Linton, Associate.   On Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring all federal contractors to offer paid sick leave by 2017. Federal contractors must allow employees to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave each year (one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked). This leave

High Court defines “changing clothes,” finds putting on safety gear not paid time

  • By Amy McNally
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By Kelline R. Linton, Junior Associate.   In a recent case decided on January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the time employees spent donning and doffing protective gear was “changing clothes” under 29 U.S.C. § 203(o). Section 203(o) permitted collective bargaining on whether time spent changing clothes would be paid time, so the