In September, President Obama issued an executive order titled"Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors" thatrequires companies that do business with the Federal government toprovide their employees with at least seven days of paid sick leaveeach year, including paid leave to allow for family care.

The executive order is estimated to provide paid sick leave toapproximately 300,000 employees of federal contractors and isscheduled to take effect January 1, 2017.

According to a press release from the National Federation ofIndependent Business (NFIB), it is "a move widely seen as a nod toanti-business, pro-labor groups ahead of the 2016 elections," andit "comes as Congress resists legislation to change laborconditions and pay to cover all private-sector workers."

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