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Office of Wage Hour Compliance

Internet-based Tipped Wages Reporting Portal for Online Reporting of the Quarterly Wage

Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 

Living Wage Act of 2006 Poster 

Minimum Wage Amendment Revision Act Poster English / Minimum Wage Revision Act Poster Spanish

Building Service Employees Minimum Work Week Act of 2016

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2018 Living Wage for District of Columbia Contractors is $14.20, Effective February 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the 2018 Living Wage for contractors of the District of Columbia Government will be $14.20.  For detailed information regarding the 2018 Living Wage for the District of Columbia, please read the updated Living Wage Act of 2018 Fact Sheet and the Living Wage Act of 2018 Notice

DC Minimum Wage to Increase to $12.50 Per Hour Beginning July 1, 2017

Beginning July 1, 2017, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $11.50 per hour to $12.50 per hour for all workers, regardless of size of employer. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016 into law on June 27, 2016 after unanimous passage by the D.C. Council. The law also includes provisions to further increase the minimum wage in subsequent years. For more information, please read the DC Minimum Wage Increase Public Notice.

 For information regarding the Tipped Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) please see our link to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division by clicking the following link U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour division


The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (the “Act”) became effective February 26, 2015. The Act makes broad changes to DC’s wage and hour laws, which include the Minimum Wage Act Revision Act, the Living Wage Act, the Wage Payment and Wage Collection Law, and the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act.

The purpose of the Act is to enhance remedies, fines, administrative penalties, and enforcement of wage payment and collection laws by increasing the accountability of employers and strengthening worker protection laws.  Specifically, the Act increases penalties for employers who commit wage-hour violations; provides anti-retaliation protections for workers who hold employers accountable for failing to pay wages owed; establishes a formal hearing process with enforceable judgments; and provides for better access to legal representation for victims of wage payment violations, while making it easier for workers to collect awards from businesses who fail to pay, either in whole or in part, an employee’s regular wages. 

The Office of Wage- Hour Compliance will conduct a comprehensive public education campaign for employers and employees in the coming weeks that include webinars, conference calls, and information sessions. Click here to view a tentative calendar of events for the upcoming information sessions. 

Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act 2014

The Office of Wage- Hour conducts compliance audits

Laws enforced by the Office of Wage-Hour Compliance

Office of Wage- Hour Compliance April Calendar of Events

How to File a Claim


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Office of Wage- Hour Compliance
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Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-1880
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(202) 673-6411
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Office Hours: 
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm