On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order that will require federal contractors to give their employees paid sick leave. Meaning 300,000 workers who previously got zero sick days will now get up to seven. The statement said the changes will go into effect with new contracts beginning in 2017. Source: NBC News Got an interesting Fast Fact for a business audience? Please send and share it with our 1,653 subscribers. Click here to subscribe to Read|Delete and receive fast facts delivered weekly. email@example.com | 301.575.0332 | Biz Tek Today You can also connect with Offit Kurmanvia Facebook,Twitter,Google+,YouTube, and LinkedIn.