On Labor Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order (“Order”) forcing companies who contract with the federal government to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The Order tracks the language in many states’ paid sick and crime victim leave laws. For employers who currently contract with, or plan on contracting with, the federal government,

On July 1, employers in California and Massachusetts (with few exceptions) must begin providing paid sick leave to their employees. California and Massachusetts will be joining Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New York City, and over 15 other cities throughout the country as jurisdictions to require paid sick days.

While the California and Massachusetts laws