RECENT NEWS: UPDATED INFORMATION ON D.C.’s PAID FAMILY LEAVE
Employers are required to fund D.C.’s paid leave benefits through a 0.62% payroll tax of the annual gross wages of each “covered employee”. As of May 27th, the collection will begin on your payroll. On your Detailed Reports, this collection will appear as “DC Paid Family Medic.”, and on your Invoicing it will appear as “Other State Taxes”.
The first quarterly report and payment is due October 31, 2019 by covered employers.
A “covered employee” is any employee who spends more than 50% of his or her work time working in D.C. for a covered employer (SHRM, 2019). However, to be considered eligible for this benefit, there are certain requirements that must be met. An “eligible employee” is an individual who has been a “covered employee” during some or all the calendar weeks immediately preceding the qualifying event (SHRM, 2019).