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Universal Paid Leave Proposed Regulations

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Universal Paid Leave Proposed Tax Regulations

Comments on this proposed rulemaking should be submitted, in writing, within thirty (30) days of the date of the publication of this notice in the D.C. Register to the Department of Employment Services, Office of Paid Family Leave, 4058 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20019, or via email to [email protected]. If submitting comments on this proposed rulemaking via email, please title your email as “Comments on Proposed PFL Tax Regulations.” The public comment period for this proposed rulemaking closes on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
DOES initially published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the D.C. Register on April 6, 2018, which included regulations to implement the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 as a whole.  Based on comments received, and the statutory timelines, DOES decided to divide the regulations into two chapters, separating the employer contributions and paid-leave benefits.  Additionally, these proposed tax regulations include significant changes from the initial proposed rules in order to address employer registration and responsibilities, opt-in and opt-out procedures for self-employed individuals, wages, and contribution and collection procedures.