FAQs

Who benefits from the Universal Paid Leave Act? Watch what you hear... (updated 12/15/16)

FAQs for DC Employees and Residents (updated 6/1/2016)

FAQs for DC Employers (updated 6/1/2016)

FAQs for DC Employers with existing paid leave policies (updated 6/1/2016)

What To Expect When Your Employees Are Expecting: Universal Paid Leave and Business in Washington, D.C. - Report from the Roosevelt Institute, by Adam Graubart

More About Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs

Paid Parental Leave in the United States: What the data tell us about access, usage, and economic and health benefits By the Institute for Women's Policy Research  

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families By the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: A Basic Standard for Today’s Workforce By Heather Boushey and Alexandra Mitukiewicz

Family Matters: Caregiving in America By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell

Workers Deserve Equal Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell

A Modern Family Leave Policy Needs These Three Things By Bridget Shulte and Anne-Marie Slaughter

The Lack of Paid Family and Medical Leave in the U.S.

Paid Leave: An Issue of Human Dignity By Kate Mitchell, WBUR

The Cost of Doing Nothing By US Department of Labor

John Oliver Makes Our Case! By John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

Failing Its Families: Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Supports in the U.S. By Human Rights Watch

Paid Family Leave: A Necessity, not a Benefit By Nancy Rankin, Margaret Mark, Community Service Society

The Real War on Families By Sharon Lerner

Finding Time: Millennial Parents, Poverty and Rising Costs By Konrad Mugglestone

Job Protection Isn’t Enough: Why America Needs Paid Parental Leave By Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell, John Schmitt

Paternity Leave: Tom's Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie on How it Changes Everything By Genevieve Field, Glamour

The Lack of Paid Family and Medical Leave in D.C.

Why my small business supports paid family leave By Fatima Nayir, Washington Post

Why We Need Universal Paid Leave By Ethel Taylor, AFRO

D.C.’s Amazing Paid Family Leave Proposal: Generous and Long Overdue By Petula Devorak, Washington Post

An Open Letter on Paid Leave to the DC Council By Tom Spiggle, Huffington Post DC

She Thought She was Entitled to Paid Maternity Leave. After Asking for it, She Lost Her Job By Lydia Depillis, Washington Post

Washington's Poorest Infants Are Ten Times More Likely to Die than Richest By Lucy Westcott, Newsweek

What a Feminist Dad Wants for Father's Day By Jacob Feinspan, Huffington Post

 Unpaid and Paid Leave in Washington DC By The Employment Justice Center

The Business Case for Paid Leave

Why my small business supports paid family leave By Fatima Nayir, Washington Post

Why We Need Universal Paid Leave By Ethel Taylor, AFRO

Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business By Susan Wojcicki, Wall Street Journal

The Business Case for Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days By Claudia Calderon Machicado, Center for American Progress

Voices of Main Street 2015 By Main Street Alliance

 American Businesses Need Paid Family Leave: Business School Faculty Letter to Congress

The Economic Benefits of Family and Medical Leave Insurance By Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, Alexandra Mitukiewicz, Center for American Progress

The Science Behind Why Paid Parental Leave is Good for Everyone By Rachel Gillet, Business Insider

Leaves that Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences With Paid Family Leave in California By Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman

ANC Resolutions in Support of the Universal Paid Leave Act

ANC 1B

ANC 1C

ANC 1D

ANC 2A 

ANC 2B

ANC 3C

ANC 3F

ANC 4A 

ANC 4B

ANC 4C

ANC 5E

ANC 6D

ANC 7D

ANC 8E 

Discussion Draft

Discussion draft" of the Universal Paid Leave bill (updated 2/8/16)

DC Paid Family Leave Coalition response to the Discussion Draft (updated 2/8/16)