DC Council Passes Paid Family Leave Bill
The DC Council gave final approval to the Paid Family Leave legislation that will give private sector workers some of the most robust medical leave benefits in the nation. The legislation creates a new arm of government that will levy a 0.62 percent payroll tax on employers.
The bill passed 9-4 and gaurantees eight weeks of parental leave for caring for a new child, six weeks to care for an ailing family member, and two weeks of personal sick time.
Read the Washington Post article summarizing the final approval here.