Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 12. Parental Leave. [Recodified]


§ 32–1201. Definitions.

Recodified as § 32-521.01


(Aug. 17, 1994, D.C. Law 10-146, § 2, 41 DCR 4477; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 44(a), 43 DCR 530; Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-237, § 4(a), 48 DCR 597; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 18-33, § 5, 56 DCR 4269.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1601.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1411.03.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-237 added pars. (1A) and (4).

D.C. Law 18-33, in par. (2)(E), substituted “married to, or in a domestic partnership with,” for “married to”; and added par. (5).

Cross References

Complaints of violations, enforcement, see § 2-1411.03.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 4(a) of the District of Columbia Emancipation Day Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-307, April 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2710).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(a) of District of Columbia Emancipation Day Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-20, March 16, 2001, 48 DCR 2699).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 4(a) of District of Columbia Emancipation Day Temporary Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-152, July 18, 2000, law notification 47 DCR 6102).

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 10-146, the “D.C. Parental Leave Act of 1994”, see Mayor’s Order 95-66, May 2, 1995.

Resolutions

Resolution 14-409, the “Council Emancipation Day Delegation Emergency Resolution of 2002”, was approved effective April 9, 2002.


§ 32–1202. Amount of leave; denial; form; notice.

Recodified as § 32-521.02


(Aug. 17, 1994, D.C. Law 10-146, § 3, 41 DCR 4477; Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-237, § 4(b), 48 DCR 597.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1602.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 32-1203.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-237 rewrote the section which had read:

“(a) Except as provided in this section, an employee who is a parent shall be entitled to a total of 24 hours leave during any 12 month period to attend or participate in school-related events for his or her child.

“(b) An employer may deny the leave provided by subsection (a) of this section only if the granting of leave would disrupt the employer’s business and make the achievement of production or service delivery unusually difficult.

“(c) The leave provided by this section may consist of unpaid leave unless the parent elects to use any paid family, vacation, personal, compensatory, or leave bank leave that has been provided by the employer.

“(d) Any employee shall notify the employer of the desire for leave to attend a school-related event at least 10 calendar days prior to the event, unless the need to attend the school-related event cannot be reasonably foreseen.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) authorization of legislative findings, see § 2 of the District of Columbia Emancipation Day Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-307, April 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2710).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 4(b) of the District of Columbia Emancipation Day Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-307, April 7, 2000, 47 DCR 2710).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 4(b) of District of Columbia Emancipation Day Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-20, March 16, 2001, 48 DCR 2699).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2, 4(a) of District of Columbia Emancipation Day Temporary Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-152, July 18, 2000, law notification 47 DCR 6102).


§ 32–1203. Effect of leave on employment benefits or seniority.

Recodified as § 32-521.03


(Aug. 17, 1994, D.C. Law 10-146, § 4, 41 DCR 4477.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1603.


§ 32–1204. Administrative enforcement procedure; relief.

Recodified as § 32-521.04


(Aug. 17, 1994, D.C. Law 10-146, § 5, 41 DCR 4477; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 44(b), 43 DCR 530.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1604.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 32-1205.


§ 32–1205. Enforcement by civil action.

Recodified as § 32-521.05


(Aug. 17, 1994, D.C. Law 10-146, § 6, 41 DCR 4477.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1605.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 32-1204.


§ 32–1206. Notice.

Recodified as § 32-521.06


(Aug. 17, 1994, D.C. Law 10-146, § 7, 41 DCR 4477.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1606.