Paid Sick Leave Policies Checklist (Best Drafting Practices for Employers)


This checklist provides issues to consider when you assist employers with drafting paid sick leave policies. While no federal statute requires that employers provide paid sick leave for employees, Executive Order 13706 mandates that covered federal contractors give employees up to seven days of paid sick leave each year. See 80 FR 54697. Recent legislation at the state and local level has also increasingly driven employers in affected jurisdictions to implement and maintain paid sick leave policies.