D.C. Employment Laws: District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA), D.C. Code Section 32-501 et. seq.


As a courtesy to employers and employment lawyers, The Employment Law Chronicle provides general information about key Federal, Virginia, and District of Columbia labor and employment laws published on government sites.

The District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 16 weeks of medical leave and 16 weeks of family leave for qualifying events. The DCFMLA also provides certain benefit and job protections to employees who take family or medical leave. Special restrictions apply to family and medical leave for school employees.

In addition to explaining the DCFMLA, this article summarizes other D.C. leave laws relating to family members, including the District of Columbia's paid sick leave law (Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act) and the District of Columbia Parental Leave Act.

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