Just as the calendar was turning to 2021, the Council of the District of Columbia threw District of Columbia employers a late-breaking curveball that most did not see coming. The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-563) was passed by the Council on December 15, 2020,
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To ensure emergency legislation protecting businesses and workers in the District of Columbia does not lapse, the D.C. Council has passed the “Protecting Businesses and Workers from COVID-19 Congressional Review Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2021.”
On January 11, 2021, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (the “Act”) Under the Act, the District of Columbia will implement one of the most far-reaching prohibitions on non-compete agreements in the country. Previously, on December 17, 2020, the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed the Act, which will apply to nearly all employers and employees in the District of Columbia, regardless of income level.
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other events in the nation’s capital, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 on January 11, 2021. The bill previously passed the Council of the District of Columbia by a 12-0 vote on December
Unanimously passed by the D.C. City Council on December 15, 2020 and signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 11, 2021, the “The Ban on
The District of Columbia City Council unanimously passed a bill titled “The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020” on December 15, 2020.
The District of Columbia Council has passed several pieces of legislation that impose significant obligations on D.C. employers, particularly those in the hospitality industry. Below are summaries of recent laws passed in the District and key obligations of each.
Amendments to the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act
Beginning at 10 p.m. on December 23, 2020, Mayor Bowser has ordered a “holiday pause” on various activities in an effort to flatten the curve. Until 5 a.m.
Despite its well-deserved reputation as an employee-friendly jurisdiction, the District of Columbia is absent from the list of “blue states” that have adopted legislation limiting the use of noncompete agreements. Over the last few years, states such as Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington have
Executive Summary: On July 22, 2020, in a response to an increase in reported coronavirus cases in the area, the District of Columbia expanded mask requirements in a Mayoral Order that takes immediate effect.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District would move into Phase Two of its reopening plan on June 22, 2020. Maryland has also expanded Stage Two of its reopening plan. These moves, coupled with announcements from Montgomery County and Baltimore City mean that every jurisdiction in
After three years of preparation, the District of Columbia’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 goes live this Wednesday, July 1. The law enables eligible employees who work in D.C. to take paid leave for certain family and medical purposes. Earlier this year, the D.C. Department of Employment Services,
On May 27, 2020, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill that amends D.C. emergency paid leave requirements. Although many changes are stylistic and do not affect the substance of the law, one change clarifies an issue concerning when the new obligation began, and others detail when
Last week, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser moved Washington, D.C. to Phase One of the District’s plan for reopening following COVID-19 closures. Likewise, as of June 1, 2020, all jurisdictions in Maryland have entered the first stage of the state’s reopening plan.
On May 27, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order No. 2020-067, implementing phase one of a three-stage reopening plan in the District of Columbia. Beginning on May 29, 2020, D.C. residents and visitors will no longer be required to stay at home and certain businesses will be permitted to