D.C. Sick & Safe Leave

We have updated the Sick and Safe Leave provisions in the D.C. Handbook Builder based on new guidance from the District of Columbia.

The 2014 amendments removed language regarding the statutory cap on annual usage of sick leave and an annual carryover requirement, without replacing the language or offering any guidance on how the removal impacts employers. Recently issued FAQs covering the law maintain the original language regarding capping usage and carryover, and the currently mandated poster indicates that an employee’s accrued paid sick leave carries over from year to year. We hope that regulations will be issued to further clarify, but the impact of the change remains unclear. This policy is drafted based on currently available agency guidance, which permits a cap on annual usage and requires carryover.