District of Columbia Publishes Revised Paid Family Leave Benefit Notice

State Update Overview

Date Updated January 2022
Labor Law Update The District of Columbia Paid Family Leave Benefit
What Changed Information added to explain benefit
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster District of Columbia Labor Law Poster

In December 2021, the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services published a revised Notice to Employees regarding information on paid family leave. The revised notice includes additional information to explain the paid family leave benefit. 

District of Columbia Paid Family Leave Law Update

  • In order to receive benefits, an employee must work for a covered employer in DC. Employers must notify employees if they are covered by the Paid Family Leave program.
  • Expanded coverage includes prenatal leave entitling expecting mothers to receive prenatal care for up to 2 weeks in a year.
  • Maximum leave entitlement for pregnant women expanded to include 2 weeks of prenatal leave while pregnant and 8 weeks of parental leave after giving birth, for a maximum of 10 weeks.
  • Employees must apply for leave benefits no more than 30 days after beginning a leave.
  • Maximum weekly benefit amount increased to $1,009.

District of Columbia Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the District of Columbia must post information on Paid Family Leave along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our District of Columbia & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the District of Columbia Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.



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