October 17, 2016

The Trend Continues for Paid Sick Leave Benefits (article)

The Cities of Berkeley and St. Paul, and Town of Morristown join the ever-growing trend of enacting paid sick leave laws. In addition, federal contractors and subcontractors are also obligated to provide paid sick time.  Below is a snapshot of these paid sick leave requirements.  Please contact your CBIZ representative if you would like a more detailed summary of any of these laws.


Name of Law and Jurisdiction

Employers Subject

Number of Required Sick Leave Hours

Effective Date

Where to get additional information

“ Paid Sick Leave Ordinance”

City of Berkeley, California

Any person who directly or indirectly) employs or exercises control over the wages, hours or working conditions of an employee; or, any person receiving or holding a business license under the Berkeley Municipal Code

One hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked

October 1, 2017

City of Berkeley - Health, Housing & Community Services Department


Ordinance 35-2016

Town of Morristown, New Jersey

Any individual, partnership, association, corporation or any person or group of persons acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an employee.

One hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked

January 11, 2017

Town of Morristown


“Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance”

Saint Paul, Minnesota


Any person or entity that employs one or more employees

One hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked

July 1, 2017

City of Saint Paul - Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity



Executive Order 13706

Signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015

DOL’s final implementation rules issued September 30, 2016

1. Procurement contracts for construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act

2. Procurement and non-procurement contracts for services covered by the Service Contract Act (SCA)

3. Certain concession contracts excluded from SCA coverage

4. A contract in connection with federal property or lands and related to offering services for federal employees, their dependents, or the general public

One hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked

New contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Final Rule: Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors



The information contained in this article is provided as general guidance and may be affected by changes in law or regulation. This article is not intended to replace or substitute for accounting or other professional advice. Please consult a CBIZ professional. This information is provided as-is with no warranties of any kind. CBIZ shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever in connection with its use and assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.   

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