Today, July 1, 2020, marks a major milestone for parents and workers in the District of Columbia!
DC is now the first ‘state’ and the fifth city in the country to pay workers a $15 per hour minimum wage. And, just the sixth jurisdiction to guarantee workers paid family and medical leave.
In the midst of a devastating health crisis and a national uprising demanding racial and economic justice, these milestones are cause to celebrate.
If you're looking for more information about the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program, check out the DC Office of Paid Family Leave website. The employee and employer handbooks are particularly useful and comprehensive.