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DCFMLA Compliance & Training


OHR enforces several District laws in addition to the Human Rights Act, including the DC Family Medical Leave Act (DC FMLA). The Act ensures that families have the protections needed to care for family members and provides that: employers covered under the Act must grant an eligible employee 16 workweeks of family leave and 16 workweeks of medical leave during any 24-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;
  • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
  • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
  • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

The Office of Human Rights conducts training classes for District government employees and private sector employees/employers on their rights and responsibilities under the District of Columbia’s Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA). If you are interested in attending a training, contact ohr.training@dc.gov.

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