October Brings Changes to Washington, D.C., Leave Laws

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​The District of Columbia has enacted emergency legislation expanding the district’s Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA). The legislation took effect on Oct. 1 and will last for no more than 90 days.

In addition, the Washington, D.C., mayor signed legislation to make these changes permanent. That legislation is in its 30-day Congressional review period. The legislation also expands eligibility for leave under the district’s Family and Medical Leave Act (D.C. FMLA).

Changes to UPLA

As amended, the UPLA will provide paid leave for prenatal medical care, at least through Oct.

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