On Tuesday, October 9, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee will hold its fourth oversight roundtable on implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Act. It will be in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) at 10:00am. A draft agenda and witness list is......(Read More)
The Department of Employment Services (DOES) released the fourth quarterly report on implementation of the District's paid family leave program, pursuant to reporting requirements in Law 21-264, the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016. The Office of Paid Family Leave will be housed within DOES and oversee planning, developing, and administering......(Read More)
Dear Resident, It has been said that politics is the art of the possible, of the attainable. In the debate over Initiative 77, which a majority of District residents approved in June to phase out D.C.’s subminimum tipped wage, I thought it was possible and attainable to strike a compromise in......(Read More)
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