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Washington D.C. Employers Must Provide Paid Family Leave Notice

25 Feb

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Update Applicable to:Effective date
All Washington D.C. employers with at least 1 workerFebruary 1, 2024


What happened?

The D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) has issued a new Paid Family Leave notice/poster, which must be provided to employees on or before February 1, 2024.

What are the details?

  • The new notice is identical to the previously issued notice, except that the maximum weekly benefit has increased. The new maximum weekly benefit is $1,118.
  • From October 2022 to October 2023, the maximum weekly benefit was $1,049.
  • Under the Universal Paid Leave Act, DOES must adjust the maximum weekly benefit amount to take effect on October 1 of each successive year. The increase takes effect as long as the Chief Financial Officer of D.C. certifies that funds are sufficient to cover the maximum weekly benefit.


Business Considerations

  • If you do not have an updated Federal and State Labor Law Poster, make sure to print out the new PFL notice and post it where employees frequent.
  • If you have remote employees, you will need to send them the new notice electronically or by mail.
  • If you integrate PFL state benefits with an employee’s sick leave or PTO plan, take note of the new maximum benefit amount for calculation.

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