EJC in the News: Confusion about the new sick-leave law in D.C.

D.C. Chamber of Commerce President Barbara Lang said that local businesses “are under no obligation to do anything” regarding the Paid Sick and Safe Leave Act. Ms. Lang has issued a written statement saying that her quote was not intended to suggest that businesses can ignore the law until the regulations come out. EJC’s Courtney Chappell stresses that under that law, most people who work in the District and have been on the job for a year are entitled to receive paid leave from their employer when they are sick or need to deal with a domestic violence issue. All D.C. employers are under obligation to follow the law.

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