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Washington D.C. Has an Upgraded Minimum Wage

20 Mar

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Update Applicable to:Effective date
All employersMarch 1, 2024


What happened?

On January 10, 2024, D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser signed the Minimum Wage Clarification Amendment Act of 2023, which became law.

What are the details?

Following the signature of the Mayor on January 10, 2024, under D.C. law, Act 25-362 (the bill) was sent to Congress on January 18, 2024, for a 30-day review, which ended without any event of notice, resulting in the bill becoming law effective on March 1, 2024.

The Law now requires employers to pay D.C.’s minimum wage to employees who have worked for at least 2 hours in D.C. for the same employer within one workweek.

Business Considerations

  • Conduct an audit of your workforce to determine if you have any employees performing at least 2 hours of work within one workweek in the district, and adjust any employees’ pay that is below the new minimum wage.


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