Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–171.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Activities" means conducting outreach to, providing worker education to, or providing legal services for eligible individuals related to employment laws.

(2) "Community-based organization" means a nonprofit organization, including a legal services provider, headquartered in the District of Columbia whose purpose OAG determines is aligned with one or more purposes of the Program.

(3) "Eligible individual" means an individual who works in the District.

(4) "Employment laws" means workplace leave laws and:

(A) Subchapter I of Chapter 10 of this title;

(B) Chapter 13 of this title;

(C) Subchapter I of Chapter 1 of Title 51; and

(D) Federal laws that relate to or provide similar rights as the laws identified in subparagraphs (A) through (C) of this paragraph, including the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, approved June 25, 1938 (52 Stat. 1060; 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.), and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, approved February 5, 1993 (107 Stat. 6; 29 U.S.C. § 2611 et seq.).

(5) "Grantee" means a community-based organization in receipt of a Program grant issued pursuant to § 32-171.02.

(6) "Legal services" means the provision of legal advice, assistance, or representation regarding an individual's rights or responsibilities related to a particular matter or more general matters.

(7) "Legal services provider" means a nonprofit organization or clinical program headquartered in the District that provides legal services.

(8) "Low- or moderate-income eligible individual" means an individual who works in the District and who earns an hourly wage or salary equivalent to less than 3 times the District minimum wage or who has a household income that falls at or below 400% of the federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

(9) "OAG" means the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

(10) "Program" means the Workplace Rights Grant Program established pursuant to § 32-171.02.

(11) "Workplace leave laws" means laws that provide for eligible individuals to take leave from their employment and protect the right to do so, and include the:

(A) Subchapter III of Chapter 5 of this title;

(B) Subchapter IV of Chapter 5 of this title;

(C) Subchapter V of Chapter 5 of this title; and

(D) Chapter 12A of this title.