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FMLA: District of Columbia

FMLA requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Peter J. Petesch, Littler


  • In addition to the federal laws, employers may also be required to provide leave under the District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act. See Family and Medical Leave, Generally.
  • Employers may be required to provide time off to recover from childbirth as a reasonable accommodation. See Pregnancy Leave and Accommodation.
  • The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act provides employees with paid parental, family, medical and prenatal leave benefits that are funded by employer contributions. See Paid Family and Medical Leave.
  • Other types of leave may be available to District of Columbia employees - some required by federal law, and some provided by company policy, as well as several sources of income replacement. See Interaction of Leave Laws.