As a reminder, employers with at least one employee working in Washington DC are subject to the new Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit, under the Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA).  Effective July 1, 2019, DC will begin collecting the payroll tax from employers to fund the benefits. Employees working in DC can apply for benefits starting July 1, 2020.

To help employers and employees learn about the upcoming benefit, the DC Office of Paid Family Leave (OPFL) has created a new website which includes employee notices, FAQs, and other written resources.

There is also an “Upcoming Events” section with links to register for upcoming webinars and town halls. The next webinar will be held on March 27. Or, you may register to watch a pre-recorded webinar at your convenience. We recommend that DC employers sign up through the website to receive periodic email updates directly from the DC OPFL.

Other DC benefit laws may impact your leave policies. Such laws include paid sick and safe leave and DC FMLA. You may also be offering salary continuation or insured disability benefits. We are putting together materials that will help you align your benefits with the DC leave laws.

Please contact your Keller/OneDigital account team if you have any questions.