DC Council Pushing Cash-out Option

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus and cancelled events all across the country as well as ‘social distancing’ and business hardships resulting from the pandemic, the DC city council is advancing an ordinance that mandates additional benefits for employees in firms with 20 or more workers.. The Transportation Benefits Equity Act, proposed by councilmembers Charles…

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CFA Day Forum Scheduled in DC

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations’ 2020 CFA Day Forum has been confirmed for May 20 in Washington DC and registration is now open. This event is an exceptional opportunity for franchisees to visit with their elected representatives and senators in Congress and discuss the issues that are most impacting your business. This year, the event…

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DC Disclosure Deadlines

Deadlines have arrived for two new mandates that business owners within Washington DC must be aware of. First off, the Washington, D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) released a mandatory Paid Family Leave Employee Notice (PFL Notice) last week. The notice, required by the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act (UPLA) that was enacted in 2016,…

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DC Hikes Soda Tax, Undetected

With much sleight of hand – and very little, if any, transparency, the DC Council slipped in an additional increase to the District sugary drink tax, when it passed the DC budget back at the end of May. Proposed by Ward 3 Councilor Mary Cheh as part of the $15.5 billion budget instead of as…

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Paid Leave Vote Fails, Tax Collections To Begin

On the broader subject of mandatory paid sick leave, the county legislature in Albany County New York surprised many when, by a 21 -17 tally, it voted down a mandatory paid sick leave proposal it has been debating for over a year. The proposal would have required private employers within the county to provide their…

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Approaching Deadlines: An Eye on the Calendar

Often throughout the year, we advise our subscribers of different laws or regulations that will be taking effect at a future date, either near term of a few months later. We’re going to add “Approaching Deadlines: An Eye on the Calendar” to SRNS periodically to ensure that you are aware of those changes that will…

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DC Family Leave Tax Starting Soon

Implementation of the Washington DC paid family and medical leave payroll tax is coming sooner than originally thought. The DC Office of Employment Services (DOES) announced that it will begin collecting the new 0.62% payroll tax to fund the DC paid family and medical leave in July for all gross wages paid in the current…

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DC Council Blesses LLC Disclosure Law

By a unanimous vote during the week before Christmas, the city council for the District of Columbia has sent an omnibus reform package that contains dictates relating all DC LLCs to Mayor Muriel Bowser for her signature. The measure, technically known as the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, will…

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Off-again, On-again, Off-again

Initiative 77, the Washington DC ballot question that raised the minimum wage and eliminated the tipped wage back in June is still in the news – but seemingly not still in play. Recall that voters handily approved the measure by a 56-44% margin earlier this year, but recognizing the negative impact that the mandate would…

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LLCs In The DC Crosshairs

Efforts at government overreach continue unabated in the Nation’s Capital with city council member Elissa Silverman pushing legislation to force LLCs to identify and hold responsible all partners in real estate limited liability companies. Currently, the Real Estate LLC Transparency Amendment Act of 2018, which was co-sponsored by 5 other DC Council members, targets only…

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