The Department of Employment Services (DOES) has launched their new website for the Office of Paid Family Leave! It’s full of great resources for employers with questions about the program and families who are curious about benefits.
It’s hard to keep up with the news these days. And, like me, if you’re a woman, you may be struggling extra hard to find silver linings amidst a constant drumbeat of attacks on women’s lived experiences: having our truths, our safety, our sense of dignity and worth, and our priorities questioned, dismissed, and downright outvoted is just plain hard right now.
Councilmember Mary M. Cheh is proposing changes to the DC Universal Paid Leave Act that could exclude small business from the program. Springboard Partners, one of the 8,000 companies that might be excluded under this proposal, wrote this excellent Letter to the Editor that was published by the Northwest Current.