District of Columbia Parental Leave Act Poster Required
The Parental Leave Act is a labor law posters poster by the District of Columbia Office Of Human Rights. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in District of Columbia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it and if not posted employers will receive a civil penalty of up to $100 for each day the employer fails to post the notice. This poster describes how often a parent employed in a company may leave work each year to see their children at school-related events and defines school-related events and when it is appropriate for them to leave. The paternity leave act also describes when employers have to comply with this law and what happens when employers fail to give their employees their rights under this law.
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Parental Leave Act - Know Your Rights in the District of Columbia - Work Leave for Parenting Purposes The District of Columbia Parental Leave Act allows employees who are parents or guardians to take 24 hours of leave (paid or unpaid) during a 12 month period to attend school-related activities. School events include but are not limited to: parent-teacher conferences, concerts, plays, rehearsals, sporting events, and other activities where the child is a participant or the subject of the event, not a spectator. The employee must notify the employer 10 days before the requested leave unless the school-related activity was not reasonably foreseeable. The leave can be unpaid or paid family, vacation, personal, compensatory or leave bank leave. The employer may deny the leave if granting the leave would disrupt the employer’s business and make the achievement of production or service unusually difficult. Definition of Parent or Guardian ohr.dc.gov phone: (202) 727-4559 fax: (202) 727-9589 441 4th Street NW, Suite 570N, Washington, DC 20010 Filing a Complaint of a Violation If you believe an employer has wrongfully denied you parental leave under this statute, you can file a complaint within one year of the incident with the Office of Human Rights (OHR). To file a complaint, visit: Questions about the OHR process can also be answered by phone at (202) 727-4559. • Online at ohr.dc.gov; or • In-Person at 441 4th Street NW, Suite 570N, Washington, DC 20001. An employee is considered a parent or guardian for purposes of this Act if he or she is: • biological mother or father of a child; • person who has legal custody of a child; • person who acts as a guardian of a child; • aunt, uncle, or grandparent of a child; or is • a person married or in a domestic partnership to a person listed above. Employer Posting Requirements The employer must post and maintain this notice in a conspicuous place. An employer that willfully fails to post this notice may be ordered to pay a fine of up to $100 for each day the employer fails to post the notice.
Other District of Columbia Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 22 optional and mandatory District of Columbia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF http://ohr.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ohr/publication/attachments/ParentalLeave_Poster_2015_1.pdf , updated November 2019
- District of Columbia Labor Law Posters at http://ohr.dc.gov/workplaceposters
- District of Columbia Office Of Human Rights
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