Obama Celebrates Labor Day By Sneaking In This Executive Order
An Executive Order one major business leader says does “more harm than good” was signed Monday by President Obama as part of his campaign to end-run Congress on a critical workplace issue.
The order mandates that federal contractors give their employees seven paid sick days a year.
“Businesses that cannot afford to offer this benefit today are no more able to afford it simply because it is mandated,” Kevin Shivers, Executive Director of the National Federal of Independent Business in Pennsylvania, said in July when Pittsburgh passed similar legislation as part of the White House effort to impose a burden Congress refused to pass. “A ‘one size fits all’ paid sick leave mandate for small businesses is just too restrictive and doesn’t address the realities of a host of different businesses. Therefore, it is likely to cause more harm than good for all concerned.”
Shivers argued that paid leave is not without costs.