DC Government Family Leave Program

This legislation is a subtitle in the DC FY 2015 budget outlining the DC government paid family leave program. Through this legislation, employees are now eligible for paid family leave.

Key features:

  • Eligible DC employees will receive paid family leave of up to 8 work weeks within a 12-month period for a single qualifying event

  • Details:

    • The family leave may be used either consecutively or intermittently but in no less than one-day increments

    • Qualifying events: birth or adoption of a child or care of a family member with a serious health condition

Current status: This legislation is effective as of October 1, 2014.

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