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D.C. Mayor Signs Off on D.C. Employees Getting Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccines

On November 18, 2021, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “COVID Vaccination Leave Emergency Amendment Act of 2021” and it has now been enacted. Accordingly, the Emergency Act will remain in effect for not more than 90 days, or until February 16, 2022. Read our full coverage here. Continue Reading
November 19, 2021

D.C. Council Unanimously Adopts Paid Leave for D.C. Employees Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

The D.C. Council has adopted legislation that “removes one of the biggest obstacles workers say prevents them from getting the COVID-19 vaccine” by ensuring paid time off for both vaccination and recovery from any side effects. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign the “COVID Vaccination Leave Emergency Amendment Act of 2021” into law.... Continue Reading
November 16, 2021

October Brings Changes to D.C. Universal Paid Leave Law and D.C. Family and Medical Leave Act

The District of Columbia has enacted emergency legislation expanding the District’s Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA). The legislation takes effect on October 1, 2021, and lasts for no more than 90 days. In addition, the D.C. Mayor signed legislation to make these changes permanent. That legislation is in its 30-day Congressional review period. The legislation... Continue Reading
October 5, 2021

Make Room on Your Bulletin Board for Virginia’s Notice on Reasonable Accommodations for Disability

The Virginia Office of Civil Rights has issued its new poster for employers regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Starting July 1, 2021, covered Virginia employers must post this poster in a conspicuous location and provide a copy of the poster to any employee who discloses they have a disability, within 10 days of that disclosure.... Continue Reading
July 2, 2021

Virginia Employers Soon Must Adopt, Provide Accommodation Policies to Employees With Disabilities

Starting on July 1, 2021, most Virginia employers must include information in their employee handbooks about reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and provide that information directly to any employee within 10 days after receiving notice that the employee has a disability. Read more about this new requirement. Continue Reading
June 29, 2021

With Federal COVID-19 Leave Ending, Leave Laws in D.C. and Elsewhere Take Center Stage

When the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, COVID-19-related leave was no longer assured for many employees throughout the United States unless another law, like the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, applies. Jurisdictions that have COVID-19-related leave laws (such as the District of... Continue Reading…
January 6, 2021

With Federal COVID-19 Leave Ending, Leave Laws in D.C. and Elsewhere Take Center Stage

When the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, COVID-19-related leave was no longer assured for many employees throughout the United States unless another law, like the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, applies. Jurisdictions that have COVID-19-related leave laws (such as the District of... Continue Reading
January 6, 2021

D.C.’s Highly Anticipated Paid Family Leave Program To Launch On Wednesday

After three years of preparation, the District of Columbia’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 goes live this Wednesday, July 1. The law enables eligible employees who work in D.C. to take paid leave for certain family and medical purposes. Earlier this year, the D.C. Department of Employment Services, which will administer the program,... Continue Reading
June 29, 2020

Virginia’s New Pay Transparency Law

Virginia has adopted a pay transparency law that prohibits employers from discharging or taking any other retaliatory action against an employee for discussing wages or compensation with another employee. The new law was passed on April 22, 2020, and becomes effective on July 1, 2020. Please find the rest of this article on the Jackson...… Continue Reading
June 15, 2020

DOL Opines That Parent’s Attendance at IEP Conference Warrants FMLA Leave

In an August 8, 2019 opinion letter, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) shed some light on what counts as “caring for” a family member under the FMLA. In Opinion Letter FMLA2019-2-A, the WHD found that a parent was entitled to take intermittent FMLA leave to attend a meeting at her...… Continue Reading The post DOL Opines That Parent’s Attendance at IEP Conference Warrants FMLA Leave appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
August 20, 2019

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