Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–521.01. Definitions.

For purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Employer” means any individual, firm, association, corporation, the District of Columbia government, any receiver or trustee of any individual firm, association, or corporation, or the legal representative of a deceased employer, who uses the services of an individual (“employee”) for pay in the District.

(1A) “Employee” means any individual whose services are used for pay in the District by any of the entities provided for in paragraph (1) of this section.

(2) “Parent” means:

(A) The natural mother or father of a child;

(B) A person who has legal custody of a child;

(C) A person who acts as a guardian of a child regardless of whether he or she has been appointed legally as such;

(D) An aunt, uncle, or grandparent of a child; or

(E) A person who is married to, or in a domestic partnership with a person listed in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of this paragraph.

(3) “School-related event” means an activity sponsored by either a school or an associated organization such as a parent-teacher association. A school-related event includes: a student performance such as a concert, play, or rehearsal; the sporting game of a school team or practice; a meeting with a teacher or counselor; or any similar type of activity. A school-related event shall involve the parent’s child directly either as participant or subject but not as a spectator.

(4) “District of Columbia Emancipation Day” means April 16th of each year.

(5) “Domestic partnership” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(4).