Mandating paid

The NPRM only applies to contracts, or portions of contracts, with the Federal Government performed within the United States (defined as the 50 States and the District of Columbia).The proposed rule defines a concessions contract as a contract under which the Federal Government grants a right to use Federal property, including land or facilities, for furnishing services.The Executive Order directs the Secretary of Labor to issue regulations by September 30, 2016, to implement the Executive Orders requirements.This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is available through the Federal Register and the Under the proposed rule, the EO and the regulations do not apply to grants as that term is used in the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act.They also do not apply to contracts and agreements with and grants to Indian Tribes under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Public Law 93638), as amended.The proposed regulations apply to new contracts, that is, contracts with the Federal Government that result from solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2017 or that are awarded outside the solicitation process on or after January 1, 2017.

The docket ID number for this proposed rule is 1235-AA13.The definition of new contract does not include the unilateral exercise of a pre-negotiated option to renew an existing contract by the Federal Government. In order for a contractual agreement to be covered, the agreement would need to: (1) fall within the definition of a contract or contract-like instrument as set forth in the proposed rule, and (2) qualify as one of the specifically enumerated types of contracts described in the Executive Order (a contract subject to the DBA or SCA, a concessions contract, or a contract entered into in connection with Federal property or lands and related to offering services for Federal employees, their dependents, or the general public).Moreover, as explained above, paid sick leave requirements would apply only to new contracts with the Federal Government.In addition, they do not apply to contracts that are subject only to the Davis-Bacon Related Acts.As proposed, the regulations will also not apply to contracts for the manufacturing or furnishing of materials, supplies, articles, or equipment to the Federal Government that are subject to the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.

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