The Department of Labor is announcing publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.

The EO requires certain parties that contract with the federal government to provide their employees with up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave allowing for family care.

The EO directs the secretary of labor to issue regulations by Sept. 30, 2016, to implement the requirements.

The NPRM was made available at the Office of Federal Register on Feb. 24th, 2016.

The NPRM invites interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed rule electronically or by mail.

Only comments received during the comment period identified in the version of the NPRM published in the Federal Register will be considered part of the rulemaking record.