November 13, 2018
The D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) has published guidance on the Universal Paid Leave (UPL) Act in the form of two FAQs that are divided into employer and employee questions. As a reminder, the new law will provide employees with paid leave beginning July 1, 2020. The leave is administered by DOES, but is funded by employers who will contribute 0.62 percent of payroll starting July 1, 2019. Eligible employees will be entitled to up to:
The employee FAQ clarifies the following issues:
The employer FAQ clarifies the following issues:
DOES will be providing a notice that will need to be posted in the workplace. They have already provided a calculator and a chart to assist employees in estimating paid weekly benefits. Lastly, a chart comparing the provisions of federal FMLA, DC FMLA, DC UPL (also called Paid Family Leave or PFL) and Accrued Sick and Safe Leave is also available.
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