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How to File a Claim

How to File a Claim

Please Read These Instructions Carefully Before Filing A Claim!

You may not complete the online wage claim form for unpaid wages if:

  • You are hired to work as a subcontractor or are self employed
  • You filed a case in civil court for this action
  • The company has filed a bankruptcy action

If you worked in Maryland, you must contact the Maryland Department of Labor and Industry at (410) 767-2357.

If you worked in Virginia, you must contact the Virginia Department of Labor at (804) 371-2327.

If you are filling a claim for the minimum wage, unpaid overtime, accrued sick and safe leave, and living wage, please contact the Office of Wage Hour at (202) 671-1880.

Claims filed pursuant to the Wage Payment and Wage Collection Law and the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act are required to be accompanied by a notarized form assigning the claim to the Office of Wage-Hour.

For more information, contact the following:

DC Department of Employment Services
Labor Standards Bureau
Wage-Hour Compliance
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Suite 3600
Washington, DC 20019