DC Paid Family Leave Act
The DC City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed DC Paid Family Leave Act during the legislative session Tuesday, December 6. The proposed legislation appears to have a majority support within the Council.
The act would require 11 weeks of paid leave for parents to care for newborn or adopted children and 8 weeks of paid leave to care for ill parents or grandparents.
The proposal is amongst the most generous in the country and would apply to both full time and part time employees. Beneficiaries would draw from a government fund to receive up to 90 percent of pay for a maximum of $1000 a week.
DC businesses would see an increase of .62 percent in employer taxes to fund the program.
Click to read the Washington Post article from November 28 gives a detailed summary of the proposed legislation.
Further resources are available at: http://www.dcpaidfamilyleave.org/resources/