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 »

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 »