Does This Law Apply to My Organization in the District of Columbia?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related District of Columbia laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**
Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA) All employers
District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DC FMLA) Employers with 20 or more employees
District of Columbia Human Rights Act (DCHRA) All employers
District of Columbia Parental Leave Act (DCPLA) All employers
Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act (ESSLA) All employers
Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act Employers with 10 or more employees
Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Act All employers
Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PPWFA) All employers
Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act All employers
Wage Theft Prevention Clarification Temporary Amendment Act All employers
Wage Transparency Act All employers

* Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

** Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.