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 »

DC Mayor Lets Paid Leave Law Take Effect

Washington, DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser said this week she will not veto a paid-leave bill that was passed by the DC Council on Dec. 20. Bowser’s action lets the law take effect without her signature. Bowser said in a letter to the council this week that she continues to have “grave concerns” with the bill… Read more »

ASAE Testifies Again on DC Paid Leave

Yesterday ASAE testified at DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Working Group on Jobs, Wages, and Benefits on the issue of paid leave. Julia Judish, special counsel at Pillsbury LLP, testified on behalf of ASAE. ASAE’s testimony raised concerns about the Universal Paid Leave bill currently under consideration by the D.C. Council and added support for the… Read more »

DC Businesses Waiting to See Paid Leave Plan

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson was reportedly planning to give the city’s chief financial officer a draft of his new paid leave program this week, but will wait to make it public until its fiscal impact has been assessed. Mendelson has been working out the details of a new paid leave plan in secret over… Read more »

DC Council Moving Ahead on Paid Leave

Despite an apparent divide with Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is planning to introduce a revised paid family leave plan for a vote in November, according to the Washington Post. Mendelson and his staff are reportedly working on the details of the new plan, including how much paid time employers would be… Read more »