2020 Sick and Safe Leave Study

On behalf of the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), Bayne LLC is conducting an important audit of the District of Columbia’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA) and Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act (ESSLA). ASSLA requires employers in the District of Columbia to provide paid leave to employees when ill or when providing care for a family member who is ill, to attend medical appointments, and for absences associated with domestic violence or sexual abuse. In addition to ASSLA, there is a temporary requirement due to COVID-19 called the Paid Public Health Emergency Leave. The Paid Public Health Emergency Leave requirement is emergency legislation that went into effect on April 10, 2020  to provide employees with additional paid sick leave for reasons related to Covid-19 until the end of the public health emergency. This provision requires employers with 50 to 499 employees who work in the District of Columbia, who are not healthcare providers, to offer up to 2 weeks of paid for employees for certain reasons related to Covid-19. As part of this audit, we are surveying employees and business owners. 

You will be asked a series of questions about your experience as an employee or business owner in 2020. Your responses are completely anonymous. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible with information about the job you held or business you owned in the District of Columbia during 2020; even if you are no longer employed there or the business has since closed. If you held multiple jobs in 2020 or owned multiple companies in the District, please answer the questions in reference to the qualified job or business from which you earned the most money or revenue during the 2020 calendar year. 

The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for participating.

Please Note: This survey is only intended for those persons who either held a job or owned a business in the District during calendar year 2020! All responses are confidential