Employers in D.C. will be required to offer eight weeks paid family leave, six weeks to
care for a sick family member and two weeks of medical leave under universal
paid leave legislation approved by D.C. Council in a first reading this past Tuesday December 6, 2016.
The plan, which is one of the most generous in the nation, would be funded by a
0.62 percent increase in payroll taxes — yielding about $250 million annually —
on businesses of every size. The plan would be paid through a city-managed fund.
Where does your organization stand in terms of planning for the new tax?