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Reminder: Wahington D.C. Pay Transparency Act Effective June 30, 2024

04 Jul


We wanted to remind employers that beginning June 30, 2024, the District of Columbia will have a stronger wage transparency law, which applies to employers of all sizes.

The key Bites:

  • Definition of Employer: The Act clarifies the definition of an employer.
  • Prohibition on Wage History Screening: Employers are prohibited from screening prospective employees based on their wage history or seeking the wage history of a prospective employee or their previous employer.
    • Wage history includes all information related to compensation from other employment, including (but not limited to) pay structure, bonus plans, benefits, paid time off, non-monetary perks, and salary increases.
  • Salary Information in Job Advertisements: Employers are required to include minimum and maximum salary or hourly pay information for all job advertisements or job postings.
    • This applies to all job listings and position descriptions, including internal postings for promotions and transfers.
  • Disclosure of Healthcare Benefits: Employers are required to disclose the existence of healthcare benefits before the first interview. Employers can do this by putting the information in the job ad (but is not required).
  • Employee Rights Notice: employers must provide employees with notice of their rights under the Act in a conspicuous location where employees congregate.
    • D.C. has not yet made a template notice available.

For additional information, please visit our previous update:  
Washington D.C. to Require Pay Transparency on Job Postings (VensureHR)

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