January 8, 2015
By Rebecca Gale
Workplace advocacy groups are ringing in the New Year with new family friendly workplace laws, some of which take effect in this month. Among these changes are several in the District of Columbia, including:
— More pregnancy protections: A new law guaranteeing pregnant workers reasonable on-the-job accommodations when they need them. The law takes effect on Jan. 15, when a 30-day congressional approval period concludes.
— More sick days: D.C.’s paid sick days law expanded to include tipped restaurant and bar workers. This law went into effect in October.