As reported today in Politico, the rule effectuating Executive Order 13706 (the “Order”), which requires certain federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers up to seven days of paid sick leave annually, has completed the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) review process. Our previous blog posts on the subject can be found here and here.
When the OMB completes its review of regulations it generally means one of three things: (1) the OMB approved the rule for final publication; (2) the OMB made revisions to the rule for review by the implementing agency prior to final publication; or (3) the OMB rejected the rule. It is unclear what action, if any, the OMB has taken with respect to the rule.
The Order requires the U.S. Department of Labor to publish a final rule implementing the Order by September 30, 2016. We will continue to monitor this matter for any developments and alert our readers if and when the final rule is published.