An Employer’s Guide to D.C. Employment Statutes

January 4, 2022

Launched in August 2020, McGuireWoods frequently updates its comprehensive guide to Washington, D.C.’s complex employment laws. The 130-page, fully annotated publication helps human resources professionals, in-house counsel and small-business owners avoid pitfalls and obtain answers to common questions about the District’s workplace laws.

Guide to D.C. Employment Statutes flipbook cover

McGuireWoods is pleased to announce the sixth edition of the guide, to address the following since the last update:

  • Additional frequently asked questions about the D.C. Human Rights Act
  • Statutory changes to the D.C. FMLA, including the length-of-service requirements
  • Recent changes to the D.C. Paid Family Leave law authorizing prenatal leave and increased medical leave
  • Updates on the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act
  • Additional guidance on counting "working days" to determine when employees must receive their last paycheck
  • New case law on whether employers must pay a bonus to an employee who earns it but separates from employment before payment is made

McGuireWoods partner John Thomas authored the guide and oversees updates. Partners David Greenspan and Elena Marcuss serve as editors.

McGuireWoods’ labor and employment lawyers advise local, national and multinational employers — including small businesses, government entities and Fortune 500 companies — on compliance with state, federal and international law; internal investigations; federal contracting; and executive compensation. The firm earned national Tier 1 rankings for employment law and labor and employment litigation in the 2021 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”

 

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