The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, Office of Wage Hour has recently released the new Building Service Employees Minimum Work Week Act of 2016 Poster. The poster was created in response to Act 21-485 also known as the Building Service Employees Minimum Work Week Act of 2016, enacted last October. The Act establishes a 30-hour minimum work week for any employee performing janitorial services, building maintenance services, or other services in or around a covered location to maintain the repair, cleanliness, and overall quality of the covered location or place of business. A covered location is defined as an office building in an office park or a group of office buildings with a common ownership and management, and is contiguous or has consecutive addresses, and when combined, has over 350,000 net rentable commercial office spaces.
The Act makes it unlawful for covered employers to:
- fail to provide a minimum work week as required by the Act or a regulation issued pursuant to the Act, or
- discharge, threaten, penalize, or in any other manner discriminate or retaliate against a covered employee for making a complaint to the employer or District government official, or for exercising their rights under the law.
The Building Service Employees Minimum Work Week Act of 2016 Poster identifies:
- covered employees,
- minimum work week exceptions,
- posting requirements, and
Who must post?
Any entity that directly employs a covered employee, contracts for services of a covered employee, or subcontractors for the services of a covered employee must display the poster. The poster must be displayed in English and all languages spoken by covered employees with limited or no-English proficiency. Willfully violating the posting requirements may result in a civil penalty of up to $100 per day.
Covered employers can comply with the posting requirements using Compliance Poster Company’s Building Service Employees Minimum Work Week Act of 2016 Poster. Order today!