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Labor Standards/Worker Protection

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Labor Standards administers and enforces the District of Columbia labor laws. The office investigates wage complaints, evaluates employee and employer safety/health in the workplace and adjudicates compensation/medical care claims for private-sector employees injured in the course of employment. In addition, the office provides administrative and semi-judicial proceedings to assist in resolving disputes that may arise in connection with claims filed for workers’ compensation benefits.

Labor Standards/Worker Protection is managed and administered through the Labor Standards Bureau.


Service Contact: 
Labor Standards Bureau
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-7000
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm