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D.C. Council Passes Minimum Wage Hike

The Council of the District of Columbia has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to approve the legislation.

The D.C. Wage Theft Law’s Next Steps: DOES Issues Notice and Template

The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (2014 WTPAA) went into effect on February 26, 2015, after completing congressional review. In an effort to promote compliance with the 2014 WTPAA, the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) released some guidance for employees and employers. In particular, the Labor Standards Bureau of DOES issued a notice of the 2014 WTPAA that explains the new law and educates employers and employees of its contents. Also, DOES has provided a template of a Notice of Hire — Employment Status and Acknowledgement of Wage Rates with instructions; it is only in English at this time.

D.C. Council Seeks to Amend Wage Theft Prevention Act

Executive Summary: The D.C. Council is seeking to amend the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act less than one year after the last amendment. If passed, the amended law would substantially increase penalties, create an onerous formal hearing process, impose liability on contractors for subcontractors' actions, and give the District the ability to suspend business licenses.