Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–541.03. Contributions to the Universal Paid Leave Fund.

(a) A covered employer shall contribute an amount equal to 0.62% of the wages of each of its covered employees to the Universal Paid Leave Fund in a manner prescribed by the Mayor.

(b) A covered employer who is a self-employed individual who has opted-in to the paid-leave program established pursuant to this subchapter shall contribute an amount equal to 0.62% of his or her annual self-employment income to the Universal Paid Leave Fund in a manner prescribed by the Mayor.

(c) Within 180 days after April 7, 2017, the Mayor shall provide public notice to covered employers regarding the manner in which the Mayor shall collect contributions to the Universal Paid Leave Fund.

(d) By July 1, 2019, the Mayor shall begin to collect contributions to the Universal Paid Leave Fund from covered employers.

(e) Upon a self-employed individual's becoming a covered employer by opting into the paid-leave program established pursuant to this subchapter, the Mayor shall provide notice to that individual regarding the manner in which contributions to the Universal Paid Leave Fund shall be collected from the individual.

(f) A covered employer who fails to contribute any amount required by this section to the Universal Paid Leave Fund shall be subject to the same notice requirements, procedures, interest, penalties, and remedies set forth in § 51-104.


(Apr. 7, 2017, D.C. Law 21-264, § 103, 64 DCR 2121; Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 2143(b), 67 DCR 10493.)

Applicability

Section 7034 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 301 of D.C. Law 21-264. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-264 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-264: § 301 of D.C. Law 21-264 provided that the creation of this section by § 103 of D.C. Law 21-264 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 301 of D.C. Law 21-264, see § 7034 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 301 of D.C. Law 21-264, see § 7034 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).