District of Columbia

Below you will find any recent or upcoming changes to the family and medical leave and/or leave income replacement benefit law(s) within this state.

Last Updated: 10/24/2023

DC Paid Family Leave (Universal Paid Leave Act)

What is the Update?

DC Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Update (10/10/2023): The Department of Employment Services (DOES) has released the new maximum weekly benefit for the District’s Paid Family Leave program. The maximum weekly benefit is increasing from $1,049 to $1,118 for claims that begin on or after October 1, 2023.

Update (10/24/2023): The new notice for DC PFL has been released. Please refer to our Notice Requirements section below, and be aware that it is mandatory to display the updated poster no later than February 1, 2024. We recommend providing it to employees by January 1 of this following year.

Handbook/Policy Updates


Notice Requirements

DC PFL – Employers are required to notify employees upon time of hire and annually thereafter regarding DC PFL and display the required poster in the workplace. The DC PFL poster may be found here.

DC FMLA – Employers are required to display the required poster in the workplace. The DC FMLA poster may be found here.

Larkin Action

The Larkin Company has updated leave packets to include the updated information under DC PFL. Please ensure as a company you are offsetting any salary continuation/company top-up pay aligned with the new maximum weekly benefit rate. The Larkin Company will adjust offsets for any top-up (leave of absence pay) calculations or STD, accordingly, if we handle these services for you.

Further Company Considerations



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