Category Archives: D.C.

Local Ordinances on Paid Sick Leave Complicate Employee Benefit Strategies and Standards

On June 24, 2015, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council unanimously approved the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill. The law goes into effect on October 1, 2016 and provides paid sick leave to all employees in Montgomery County, Maryland. Employers … Continue reading

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Washington DC Tightens Regulation of Wage and Hour Compliance for Employers

In 2014, the Government of the District of Columbia (Washington DC) enacted the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (WTPAA), which formally went into effect on February 26, 2015. The act made broad changes to Washington DC wage and hour laws, … Continue reading

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D.C. Council Approves Living Wage Bill – Will Wal-Mart Leave D.C.?

The D.C. Council passed a so-called “living wage” bill today, requiring a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour for certain large retailers.  The Washington Business Journal has an article here.  More after the break.

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D.C. Concludes That Sick Leave Act Does Not Drive (Too Many) Businesses Away

The Auditor for the District of Columbia has released a report on the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act. Although the report, and news stories about it, conclude that the Act has not encouraged business owners to leave D.C., the … Continue reading

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New Law Protecting Unemployed From Discrimination Will Cost DC

With the economy in turmoil, DC (among other jurisdictions) is considering adding the “unemployed” to the list of protected classes under its human rights act.  Contrary to popular belief, doing so is not free.  More after the break.

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“Pants” Judge Brings Whistleblower Lawsuit

According to WashingtonPost.com, “A former judge who lost a $54 million law suit against a dry cleaners over a missing pair of pants is suing to get his job back and at least $1 million in damages.  In the suit filed … Continue reading

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D.C. Council Approves Paid Sick Leave Bill

The D.C. City Council approved the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 yesterday that requires employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave, becoming the second city in the nation to do so.  The Washington Post has a … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave Bill Moves Forward In D.C.

The Washington Post reports today that the D.C. Council has initially passed legislation requiring employers to grant paid sick leave to employees, joining San Francisco as the only municipalities to do so.  The Council must vote again on the measure … Continue reading

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Inadequate Computer System Not Ground For Sanctions

In a December 5, 2007, opinion, Magistrate Judge Facciola of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that having a computer system that could not retrieve information requested by plaintiff’s counsel in an employment discrimination case was … Continue reading

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Recent Decision Illustrates Low Threshold For FLSA Class Notice

A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia illustrates the relatively low threshold for conditional certification of a class under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for purposes of notice to class members.  Memorandum Opinion, … Continue reading

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