Obama to Sign Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave

President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday that will give hundreds of thousands of employees working for federal contractors up to seven days of paid sick leave annually.

The measure, which will affect approximately 300,000 people, applies to new contracts beginning in 2017, and gives workers one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

Obama will make the announcement on the United State’s Labor Day holiday, alongside labor leaders in Boston, according to The Washington Post.

“The fundamental structure of work has not kept pace with the changing American family, and many families are struggling to balance obligations at home and on the job,” the White House said in a statement.