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Final Rule On Paid Sick Leave For Federal Contractors And Subcontractors

Webinar: ID# 1031014
Recorded CD or On-Demand
About This Course:
Federal contractors and subcontractors performing federal service or construction contracts will be required to provide paid sick leave under federal rules that went into effect in January 2017.

Although seemingly straightforward on their face, these federal sick leave obligations present a variety of implementation and administrative challenges, especially when considered in conjunction with existing federal requirements under federal labor standards clauses and related state laws.

This webinar helps the persons responsible for interpreting and applying the new federal sick leave to understand the basic requirements and how to ensure full compliance with the federal sick leave rules. The information will also explain how federal sick leave obligations interact with state and local sick leave obligations.

Failing to comply with the federal sick leave requirements can lead to significant penalties and sanctions and have collateral impacts under other federal statutes and regulations that contain their own set of draconian consequences for noncompliance (such as debarment).

This course will help you avoid these pitfalls. But just as important, it will equip you with the tools necessary to work with the business side of their organizations on the best approaches to ensure compliance while maximizing employee relations and meeting the organization's strategic and financial objectives.


Federal Paid Sick Leave - Nuts and Bolts
  • Brief History
  • Executive Order
  • Department of Labor Regulations
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation and Related Clauses
  • Basic Requirements
  • Applicability Rules for Federal Contracts/Subcontracts
How to Balance Sick Leave Compliance With Obligations Under Related Laws
  • Service Contract Act/Davis-Bacon Act
  • Vacation Benefit Interaction
  • Health and Welfare Benefit Interaction
  • Price Adjustments
  • State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws
  • State PTO Obligations
Strategies for Ensuring Compliance
  • Interaction With Federal Contracting Agencies
  • DOL Enforcement
  • Price Adjustment Clause Requests
  • Meeting Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Education and Training Tips
About The Presenters

Eric W. Leonard
  • Partner in the office of Wiley Rein LLP located in Washington, D.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of government contracts with a specific emphasis on handling labor and employment issues that arise for companies that do business with the federal government
  • Considerable experience handling issues arising under the False Claims Act including criminal and civil actions and crafting federal contractor compliance plans and programs to mitigate risk
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on a wide range of government contracting topics. Recent examples include webinars on the Service Contract Act, federal sick leave requirements, the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act, ethical issues for government contractors, and risk mitigation in the management of federal subcontractors
  • Written several publications on a wide range of government contracts issues; also a regular contributor and commenter for articles published on federal labor and employment issues by Bloomberg's BNA Federal Contracts Report and SHRM among others as well as assisted with drafting comments in response to the recent federal sick leave rules and Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rules
  • J.D. degree, with honors, George Washington School of Law; B.A. degree, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Active member of the Professional Services Council, a vice-chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, Employment Safety and Labor Committee, and National Contract Management Association
Craig Smith
  • Of Counsel in the office of Wiley Rein LLP located in Washington D.C.
  • Broad practice with focus on federal contractors' labor and employment issues, purchasing/subcontracting issues, and bid protests and other disputes
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on a wide range of government contracting topics, including regulatory developments, sick leave compliance, and ethical issues in government contracting
  • Co-author with Mr. Leonard on many publications and the comments described above
  • J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law; B.S./B.A. degree from the University of Maryland
  • Co-chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section's Regulatory Coordinating Committee and active in the Section's Employment Safety and Labor Committee
Final Rule On Paid Sick Leave For Federal Contractors And Subcontractors
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