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Employment Law Alert: DC Mandates Additional Employee Leave Under COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act

May 4, 2020

Last month, D.C. Mayor Bowser enacted the COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (the “Act”).   The Act created a new category of eligibility under the D.C. Family and Medical Leave Act (“DCFMLA”), permitting employees to take unpaid “declaration of emergency” leave if they are unable to work as a result of the circumstances giving rise to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

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