DC City Council Passes the “Accrued Safe & Sick Leave Act of 2008”

New vacation policy for employer in Washington DC

The Washington, D.C. City Council has passed  the “Accrued Safe & Sick Leave Act of 2008”.  The measure provides mandatory benefits for employees whose employers are based in D.C.  This measure would require all city businesses based in the District to provide workers paid sick leave.  Employers with 100 or more employees must provide at least one hour of paid leave for every 37 hours worked.  Employers with at least 25 employees but not more than 99 employees must provide at least one hour of paid leave for every 52 hours worked.  Employers with 24 or fewer employees shall provide not less than one hour of paid leaves for every 87 hours worked.   Because the act is emergency legislation, it must be presented for a second reading and vote before the council.  NAPEO is working with city council members to clarify the language so that clients of PEOs that would otherwise not be subject to the mandate do not become so by virtue of engaging a PEO.

Written By: Jim Thibodeau