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Webinar: What Self-Employed Individuals in DC Need to Know About Paid Family Leave

Authored By: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center


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Are you self-employed and working in DC? Did you know that you may be eligible for Paid Family Leave? Come learn more about DC Paid Family Leave and what you need to do to opt in to the program as a self-employed individual.

To receive benefits as a self-employed individual, you must opt in by September 28, 2019, during annual open enrollment (November-December) beginning in 2020, or within 60 days of when you become self-employed in the future.

The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 provides up to eight weeks of parental leave for workers in DC to bond with a new child, six weeks of family leave to care for an ill family member with a serious health condition, and two weeks of medical leave to care for one's own serious health condition.

This webinar will focus on the Paid Family Leave regulations and requirements that self-employed individuals in the District need to know, such as who is self-employed, how to opt in, and when to opt in.

Presenters: Staff from the Office of Paid Family Leave at the DC Department of Employment Services; Moderator: Christine Kulumani, Staff Attorney, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center



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Last Review and Update: Sep 13, 2019
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