01 Apr

March 2020 District of Columbia HR Legal Updates

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Amended D.C.’s FMLA Statute

What happened?
The District of Columbia Council and Mayor signed a bill providing leave for employee related to COVID-19.

What are the details?
Employees may take time off for a “Declaration of Emergency Leave” when unable to work if the government or medical professional has recommended (or mandated) self-quarantine or isolation.

This law applies to employers of any size, and there is no eligibility period beyond being an active employee. This leave can be taken for the duration of the public health emergency.

This leave in unpaid and staff will be eligible for unemployment benefits.

What do employers need to do?
Comply with the information listed above.



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