One Year Left to Prepare for DC’s New Paid Leave

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On July 1, 2019, the District will begin the collection of taxes - 0.62 percent of wages - from employers for the implementation of the Paid Leave Act.

As a reminder, to qualify for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, an individual must be a part-time or full-time employee in the District, regardless of their residence, and meet all of the requirements, monetary and nonmonetary, outlined within the law. The duration of benefits provided by the Paid Leave Act allows for eight (8) weeks of parental leave, six (6) weeks of family leave, and two (2) weeks of medical leave for every fifty-two (52) weeks worked. The maximum weekly benefit amount is $1,000 and is currently funded in the District solely by employer contributions. Visit the links below for more information on who is covered by the Paid Leave Act, FAQs and a paid leave comparison chart.