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New Paid Sick Leave Mandate For Federal Contractors: Navigating Legal Obligations Under DOL’s Wage And Hour Division Requirements

Webinar: ID# 1022868
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Starting in 2017, employees performing work on covered contracts with the federal government are entitled to one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of work, accruing up to 56 hours (or 7 days) of earned paid sick leave per year.

To prepare, you’ll need to consider which medical conditions and other occurrences qualify for this paid sick leave, who’s covered (it’s not just the employee, but his or her family members, too), and how this new law interacts with your current state and federal leave obligations.

So, if you’re a federal contractor or subcontractor, you won’t want to miss the rebroadcast of a widely popular webinar featuring Attorney Cheryl Behymer, co-chair of Fisher & Phillip’s Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group, who will share up-to-date, clear information about the federal executive order and proposed rules, and what you need to know now to stay in compliance.

Learning Objectives
  • What the new paid sick leave order for federal contractors mandates, and when it goes into effect
  • The policies that you need to have in place to ensure your compliance
  • What qualifies for paid sick leave
  • Pointers for addressing “safe” days, paid time off for services relating to domestic violence, stalking, harassment, etc.
  • The rules on carryover of leave from year to year and reinstatement of leave
  • The penalties for non-compliance, and best practices for avoiding those legal and financial risks
  • How the new order interacts with your current obligations under the Service Contract Act, the Davis-Bacon Act, and (if applicable) your existing paid leave policy
About Your Presenter

Cheryl Behymer, Esq.
Partner
Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Cheryl Behymer assists clients by providing timely and practical counsel and training in affirmative action, workplace harassment, immigration compliance, employee leave issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other labor and employment issues. Ms. Behymer defends employers who are responding to administrative charges, actively involved in litigation, or are participating in compliance reviews conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She prepares affirmative action plans for federal contractors and subcontractors and assists clients with self-audits. She also defends employers in multi-plaintiff lawsuits, including class actions based on Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as in Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions. In addition, Ms. Behymer assists employers in protecting their confidential and trade secret information, as well as enforcing and defending covenants not to compete. She is Past Chair of the South Carolina Diversity Council, a partner of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce devoted to encouraging, supporting and educating employers as they seek to increase diversity in the workplace. Ms. Behymer is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and she was selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.
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