By: Joshua Seidman, Tracy Billows, Ann Marie Zaletel, and Paul Kehoe

Earlier this month, the paid sick leave epidemic that has spread to four states[1] and at least 24 municipalities[2] found its latest victim — federal contractors and subcontractors.  Spurred by an Executive Order (the “Order”), President Obama has tasked the Secretary of Labor with
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By: Johanna T. Wise and Joshua D. Seidman

Last week, the momentum gained by mandatory paid sick leave laws in 2014 carried the conversation to the White House as President Barack Obama announced his renewed support for a federal bill known as the “Healthy Families Act” (“Act”) (S. 631/H.R. 1286).  The Act, which was introduced in 2013, is still far
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