District of Columbia Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

Domestic Medical Cannabis

Bill

Bill 113 (2021-2022)

Summary

Amends the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999 to allow qualifying patients to self-certify; establishes a process for unlicensed establishments to obtain a medical cannabis business license; creates new license categories and endorsements; promotes social equity in the medical cannabis market in the District; creates a civil enforcement mechanism for businesses and commercial property owners distributing or selling cannabis without a license.

Enacted

03/22/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Workplace_Behavior: Cannabis, Marijuana


District Government Family Bereavement Leave

Bill

Bill 1076 (2021-2022)

Summary

(Temporary Act) Amends, on a temporary basis, the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to provide paid leave for a District government employee when the employee suffers the death of the employees minor child or a stillbirth.

Enacted

03/10/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Domestic Worker Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022

Bill

Bill 712 (2021-2022)

Summary

Requires a services contract when a hiring entity employs a domestic worker as its employee or engages a domestic worker who is an independent contractor; specifies what information must be provided and may not be included in the services contract; specifies when translations and modifications of the services contract are required; requires referral agencies to provide information to hiring entities and domestic workers; requires the Mayor to create services contract templates.

Enacted

03/10/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Agreements: Employment; Employer_Obligations: Notice, Posting_requirement; Employment_relations: Domestic_worker, Independent_contract; Workplace_Behavior: Health, Safety


Contractor Indemnity

Bill

Bill 251 (2021-2022)

Summary

Prohibits a contractor from requiring a subcontractor to indemnify the contractor or owner as to the negligence of the contractor or owner; amends the Private Contractor and Subcontractor Prompt Payment Act of 2013 to prohibit a general contractor from withholding payment to subcontractors for work performed and completed on one job to offset payments for another job.

Enacted

03/10/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Joint_liability; Industry: Contractor, Subcontractor


District Government Family Bereavement Leave

Bill

Bill 53 (2021-2022)

Summary

Amends the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to provide paid leave for a District government employee when the employee suffers the death of the employees minor child or a stillbirth.

Enacted

03/10/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


February

District Government Parental Bereavement Leave

Bill

Bill 121 (2023-2024)

Summary

(Emergency Act) Amends the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to provide paid leave for a District government employee when the employee suffers the death of the employee’s minor child or a stillbirth.

Enacted

02/27/2023

Effective Date

02/27/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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