DC Council to Vote on Paid Family Leave

location2The long-debated proposal to increase family leave benefits is moving closer to a vote by the DC Council. The proposed legislation, which appears to have the support of a majority of Council members, would require employers to provide 11 weeks of paid family leave for parents to care for newborn or adopted children and 8 weeks to care for parents or grandparents. Full- and part-time employees would be able to receive up to 90 percent of their pay, limited to $1,000 per week. The program would be funded by a 0.62 percent increase in payroll taxes, and would be considered the most generous family leave law in the country. A full report from The Washington Post can be found at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-council-to-vote-on-nations-most-generous-family-leave-law-11-weeks-off/2016/11/28/e2ad7444-b343-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html?wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

 

Are Uber Drivers Employees or Contractors?

Johnson Law Group business clients often ask us about the advantages anddisadvantages of hiring employees versus hiring contractors, and what each approach entails. This can be a complicated decision to make. Recently, California decided that Uber drivers are employees, not contractors. If upheld, this decision could have major consequences for the Uber business model. Read more by clicking on the following link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/17/uber-driver-is-an-employee-not-a-contractor-california-regulators-say/?hpid=z15

Hine Litigant Files Complaint Against Mayor and DMPED on Transparency Issue

The complaint alleges that the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development violated the Freedom of Information Act's mandatory disclosure requirement because, since November 1, 2001, it has failed disclose records (specifically Land Development Agreements) which it is required to make public. In addition, the complaint alleges that DMPED unlawfully denied, delayed and obstructed specific requests for the LDAs on the West End Library and the Hine Development.

Read more here: http://capitolhillcorner.org/2014/09/17/hine-litigant-files-complaint-against-mayor-and-dmped-on-transparency-issue/