As reported Dec. 22 in Labor Law News, the District of Columbia Council passed a paid parental and family leave bill Dec. 20, providing eight weeks paid leave to new parents, six weeks paid leave to care for an ill family member, and two weeks for personal sick leave.
Although D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser opposed the plan, she didn’t veto, nor sign the bill. Instead, she sent it back to the district council Feb. 15.
The bill next goes into a mandatory 30-day congressional review. In the meantime, district council members are also working on alternative legislation.
Labor Law News will continue to monitor this story and update you as more information is available.