Paid Family Leave is coming to the District of Columbia in July 2020
The mission of the Office of Paid Family Leave (OPFL) is to plan, develop, and administer a paid leave program for the District of Columbia under the provisions of the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016.
The District of Columbia is implementing paid family leave so you don’t have to choose between caring for yourself or your loved ones and your job security. The Paid Leave Act provides up to:
- 8 weeks to bond with a new child
- 6 weeks to care for a family member with a serious health condition
- 2 weeks to care for your own serious health condition
On July 1, 2019, the District will begin the collection of taxes from employers and on July 1, 2020, the District will begin administering paid leave benefits.
About the DC Office of Paid Family Leave
The DC Office of Paid Family Leave (OPFL) at the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) is working with employers and residents to support the implementation of Paid Family Leave and to ensure our communities are a meaningful part of the process. More information is available here.
Paid Family Leave Proposed Benefits Regulations
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Universal Paid Leave Program Benefits Regulations
Make your voice heard! You can help determine how DC implements the new Paid Family Leave benefits, including eligibility requirements and how to file claims. View the proposed rules and add your comments. All comments are due by September 9, 2019.
How to submit comments:
Department of Employment Services
Office of Paid Family Leave
4058 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019
The Director of the Department of Employment Services (DOES), pursuant to the authority set forth in the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, effective April 7, 2017 (D.C. Law 21-264; D.C. Official Code §§ 32-541.01 et seq. (2018 Supp.)) (the “Act”), and Mayor’s Order 2018-036, dated March 29, 2018, hereby gives notice of the intent to amend Title 7 (Employment Benefits) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) by adding a new Chapter 34 (Paid Leave Contributions). Click here to view the Paid Family Leave Final Tax Regulations.
Visit Outreach & Engagement Events for more information or to register for upcoming PFL events.
- DOES Office of Paid Family Leave Website
- Paid Family Leave Payment Form
- Paid Family Leave Final Tax Regulations
- Paid Family Leave Proposed Tax Regulations Comment Matrix
- Paid Family Leave Proposed Benefit Regulations
- Universal Paid Family Leave Amendment Act of 2016
- PFL Self Employed Individual FAQ
- PFL 2019 SEI Registration Form
- PFL Employer Toolkit
- Paid Family Leave Quarterly Progress Reports