does

Department of Employment Services
 

DC Agency Top Menu


Heat Emergency: A heat emergency is in effect for the District of Columbia.
Find information on cooling centers and libraries.

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

DC Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave is here!

 

 

Mission

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.

On July 1, 2020, the District of Columbia began administering paid leave benefits. DC workers can now apply for paid family leave. 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

 

For inquiries regarding the Paid Family Leave program, please contact the Office of Paid Family Leave at [email protected] or visit our website dcpaidfamilyleave.dc.gov

 

Individuals that require assistance due to hearing impairment, please call 711 to access TTY services.

 

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 in the administration of the Paid Family Leave program. More information is available here

 

Paid Family Leave Employee Notice

In compliance with labor laws, the Paid Family Leave Employee Notice should be displayed in your worksites with other labor law posters. Click here for the 2020 Paid Family Leave Employee Notice in all languages.

 

Paid Family Leave Final Benefits Regulations

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.) (the “Act”), and Mayor’s Order 2018-36, 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 35 (Paid Leave Benefits). Click here to view the Paid Family Leave Final Benefits Regulations.

 

Paid Family Leave Final Tax Regulations

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.

 

Public Notice to District of Columbia Employers and Employees for Paid Family Leave

 

Paid Family Leave Career Opportunities

PFL Hearing Examiner, CS - 13

Outreach & Engagement Events

The Office of Paid Family Leave hosts bi-weekly webinars at 1:30 pm. Our upcoming webinars will take place on:

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Wellness Wednesday Webinar
12:00 - 12:30pm
Thrive by Five: Planning to Thrive… Supporting Families in Helping Their
Children to Thrive by Five and Beyond
REGISTER HERE
 
Thursday, August 13, 2020
PFL Webinar
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST
REGISTER HERE
 
Thursday, August 27, 2020
PFL Webinar
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST
REGISTER HERE

 

Resources

For Employees

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Flyers

 

For Employers

 

Reports and Legislation

 

Paid Family Leave
Weekly Benefit Calculator
 

If you are eligible for Paid Family Leave in the District of Columbia, you may receive a weekly benefit amount which is based on your weekly wages.
The current maximum weekly benefit amount is $1,000.
The calculation will be based off of a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

The calculator below will provide you an estimate of your weekly benefit amount.

 

Enter your Average Weekly Wages:
(Gross wages, before taxes)

 

 
 

 

Your estimated Weekly Benefit Amount:

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

REMINDER: This benefit calculator only provides an estimate of your weekly benefit amount and does not guarantee the payment of paid leave benefits. Eligibility is determined once your claim has been processed and approved.

 
Paid Family Leave
Quarterly Tax Calculator
 

Private-sector employers in the District will pay a .62% tax beginning July 1, 2019, to fund the paid-leave benefit. The Paid Family Leave tax is 100% employer-funded and may not be deducted from a worker’s paycheck.

The calculator below will provide you with an estimate of your quarterly tax amount.

 

Enter your Quarterly Wages:
(Gross wages)

 

 
 

 

Your estimated Quarterly Tax Amount:
(Gross wages x .0062)

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

DISCLAIMER: This tax calculator only provides an estimate of your quarterly tax amount. Actual tax liability is not determined by this calculator. Liability is determined based on the wages that are submitted to the Office of Paid Family Leave.