District of Columbia

The District of Columbia routinely enacts emergency, temporary and clarification laws to tie up loose ends in existing laws. The most recent example is the Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Amendment Act of 2016 (WTPCOFAA) which went into effect this month. The legislation details wage theft administrative and judicial procedures, increases penalties for Read more

Coming three years after their decision to ban the box, the District of Columbia has approved another anti-discrimination measure intended to increase employment opportunities for those in need of a second chance. On February 15, 2017, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Credit in Employment Act prohibiting employers from discriminating against applicants and employees Read more

The District of Columbia has updated its mandatory Minimum Wage posting. All employers in the District are required to post this labor law summary. Employers are advised that the District routinely enforces labor law posting compliance and should update posters as soon as possible. The posting reflects recent changes in the law and procedural changes. Read more

The “Fight for 15” movement, which aims at raising the minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour for low wage workers, continues to gain momentum across the country. This month, the District of Columbia joined the conversation with the introduction of new legislation that would increase the minimum wage in the District to $15.00 per Read more

Starting next year, many employers in the District of Columbia will be required to provide employees with a ride to work. The District’s Sustainable DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2014 (“Act”)(D.C. Law 20-142), Section 302, requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer one of several transportation fringe benefits to employees beginning January 1, Read more

  by Kathleen White, Research & Compliance Attention District of Columbia employers – DC has finally released the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act(PPWFA) mandatory workplace posting. The PPWFA requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for employees whose ability to perform the functions of a job is limited by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or a related medical condition, unless the accommodation Read more

Last year, the District of Columbia passed the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (DC B 671) making significant changes to D.C.’s wage and hour laws. In particular, the act increases employer liability for wage-and-hour violations and changes the administrative procedures for adjudicating wage disputes. The act also increases employers’ notice obligations to employees. Read more

Washington DC has passed a new law (DC B 671) that will soon require employers to provide employees with written notice outlining the terms of their employment.  The law also clarifies the administrative procedures for adjudicating wage disputes and enhances remedies, fines and administrative penalties against an employer that fails to pay earned wages. Further, Read more

The District of Columbia has updated two of its workplace postings with a new office location for the Department of Employment Services (DOES). The District’s “Minimum Wage” and “Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act” postings include a new DOES Office of Wage-Hour street address. Employers are not required to update their labor law posters for Read more