Changes to DC Paid Leave Bill Tabled for Now

Plans by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make changes to the paid leave bill passed in December of 2016 have been tabled for now. During a recent debate with his primary challenger Ed Lazere, Chairman Mendelson announced he would not pursue any changes to the law at this time. Mendelson did not rule out… Read more »

DC Tax-Exempt Groups Must Reapply Every Five Years

Nonprofit organizations will need to reapply for tax-exempt status in the District of Columbia every five years, according to a city tax auditor quoted by Bloomberg BNA. Priscilla Wicker, a tax auditor with the District’s Office of Chief Financial Officer, reportedly told a DC Bar audience this week that the city is going to start… Read more »

DC Council Hearing Focuses on Paid Leave Changes

On Tuesday the DC Council held a hearing on potential changes to the paid leave bill passed in December of 2016. The hearing addressed five potential amendments to the legislation. City Administrator Rashad Young spoke to the economic and bureaucratic effort needed to create the government-administrated program in the current legislation. Young said a newly… Read more »

DC Council Still Mulling Changes to Paid Leave

Efforts are still underway to try to amend the funding of Washington, DC’s paid leave act before its effects are felt by employers and employees. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced a hearing on multiple paid leave bills which provide different funding mechanisms for the paid leave bill that passed in December of 2016. The hearing… Read more »

DC Council Members Seek Overhaul of Leave Law

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said this week he expects to hold a hearing in June on possible changes to the District’s new paid leave law to address concerns from local business leaders. To that end, two DC Council members introduced a bill Feb. 21 that would shrink the tax increase on DC businesses to… Read more »