District of Columbia Living Wage Act of 2006
Under the District of Columbia Living Wage Act of 2006, the following contract or government assistance recipients are required to pay wages no less than the current living wage to all affiliated employees:
- all recipients of contracts in the amount of $100,000 or more, and all subcontractors that receive $15,000 or more from the funds received by the recipient from the District of Columbia
- all recipients of government assistance in the amount of $100,000 or more, and all subcontractors of these recipients that receive $50,000 or more from the government assistance received by the recipient from the District of Columbia
“Affiliated employee” is defined as any individual employed by a recipient who received compensation directly from government assistance or a contract with the District of Columbia government, including employees of the District of Columbia, any employee of a contractor or subcontractor of a recipient who performs services pursuant to government assistance or contract.
Each recipient and subcontractor of a recipient subject to the Act is required to provide the District of Columbia Living Wage Act of 2006 Notice to each affiliated employee covered, and must also post the notice in a conspicuous place in the workplace.