Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–1071.03. Outreach and public guidance.

(a)(1) The Mayor shall create template services contracts that hiring entities may use to comply with the requirements of section 102. The Mayor shall publish the templates as specified in subsection (c) of this section in English, Spanish, and at least 5 other languages that are the most commonly spoken languages in the District.

(2) The Mayor shall make the template services contracts electronically available within 90 days after the applicability date of this section, which a member of the public should be able to download, enter information electronically, print, and save the templates using a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

(b) No later than 180 calendar days after the applicability date of this section, the Office of the Attorney General shall award grants, pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Grant Administration Act of 2013, effective December 24, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-61; D.C. Official Code § 1-328.11 et seq.), to provide guidance to domestic workers and hiring entities about domestic workers' rights under this title. A grantee shall be a community-based organization with at least 2 years' experience working on behalf of domestic workers. Grantees shall use grants awarded under this subsection to do any combination of the following:

(1) Based on the input of an expert or experts in the field of health and safety, develop guidance for domestic workers and hiring entities to address the most common hazards domestic workers encounter in their workplaces and how to mitigate them; or

(2) Conduct education and outreach to domestic workers, hiring entities, and the public about the rights of domestic workers.

(c)(1) No later than 90 calendar days after the applicability date of this section, the Mayor shall publish on a website information in a plain, easy-to-read format for use by domestic workers, hiring entities, and the general public, which shall include:

(A) The template services contracts created pursuant to subsection (a) of this section;

(B) Instructions for how to use the templates;

(C) Answers to commonly asked questions about this title's requirements, which the Mayor shall create in consultation with domestic workers and hiring entities;

(D) Information about the rights of domestic workers under:

(i) The Human Rights Act of 1977, effective December 13, 1977 (D.C. Official Code § 2-1401.01 et seq.);

(ii) The Minimum Wage Revision Act of 1992, effective March 25, 1993 (D.C. Law 9-248; D.C. Official Code § 32-1002 et seq.);

(iii) The Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008, effective May 13, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-152; D.C. Official Code § 32-531.01 et seq.);

(iv) The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, effective April 7, 2017 (D.C. Law 21-264, D.C. Official Code § 32-541.01 et seq.);

(v) The Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014, effective March 3, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-168, D.C. Official Code § 32-1231.01 et seq.);

(vi) The Wage Payment Act;

(vii) The District of Columbia Workers' Compensation Act of 1979, effective July 1, 1980 (D.C. Law 3-77, D.C. Official Code § 32-1501 et seq.); and

(viii) The District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act, approved August 28, 1935 (49 Stat. 946; D.C. Official Code § 51-101 et seq.);

(E) Instructions about how to file a complaint and how to respond to a complaint under this title;

(F) Links to resources provided by the United States Department of Labor regarding the rights of domestic workers;

(G) A list of resources detailing the federal and District obligations of hiring entities, including IRS Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide or revisions or successor publications of this guide; and

(H) When made available by the Office of the Attorney General, the safety guidance created pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(2) The website shall provide the information required under paragraph (1) of this subsection in English, Spanish, and at least 5 other languages that are the most commonly spoken languages in the District.