February 2023: D.C. Council Votes to Delay Minimum Wage Increase for Tipped Workers to May

Update Applicable to:All employers of tipped employees in the District of Columbia (D.C). What happened?On January 17, 2023, the Council of the District of Columbia approved emergency legislation Tuesday, postponing the implementation of tipped minimum wage to May 2023. What are the details? The Initiative Measure No. 82, the District of Columbia Tip Credit Elimination […]

February 2023: DC Delays Tip Credit Phase-Out

Update Applicable to:All employers in the District of Columbia (Washington D.C) What happened?On January 26, 2023, Mayor Bowser signed emergency legislation D.C Act 25-23, which delayed the implementation of its tip credit phase-out to May 1, 2023. What are the details? The minimum base wage for tipped employees remains $5.35 per hour through April 30, […]

December 2022: D.C’s New “Parking Cash Out” Law Goes into Effect in January 2023

Update Applicable to:All employers with at least 20 employees and provide parking benefits in Washington D.C. (District of Columbia). What happened?In April 2020, the District of Columbia (D.C.) passed D.C. Law 23-113 into law, also known as the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act (informally referred to as the “Parking Cash Out” law), which will affect “covered” employers […]

September 2022: Washington D.C Expands Antidiscrimination Protections

Update Applicable to:All employers in Washington D.C. What happened?On July 25, 2022, Mayor Bowser signed D.C Act 24-491, also known as the “Human Rights Enhancement Act” into law. This act amends the Human Rights Act of 1977 by adding homelessness as a protected class. What are the details?Effective October 1, 2022, homeless status will be […]

September 2022: District of Columbia Provides Employment Protections to Cannabis Users

Update Applicable to:All employers in Washington D.C. What happened?On July 13, 2022, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022” (D.C. Act 24-483) into law, joining the growing list of jurisdictions prohibiting most employers from taking adverse action (e.g., rejecting job applicants or terminating employees) for off-duty cannabis use. […]

September 2022: Reminder: District of Columbia Employers of Tipped Workers Must Conduct Sexual Harassment Training

Update Applicable to:All employers of tipped workers in Washington D.C. What happened?On October 30, 2020, Washington D.C’s B22-013 went into effect, which mandates sexual harassment training applicable to employers of tipped workers, including employees, managers, owners, and operators of these businesses. Generally, employees must receive sexual harassment training. What are the details?Generally, employees must receive […]

June 2022: DC Workers Will Soon Receive More Paid Leave, Employers to Obtain Tax Cut

Update Applicable to:All employers in Washington, D.C. What happened?On June 7, 2022, the District of Columbia Council passed the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Support Act of 2022 (the Act), which includes statutory changes that are necessary to implement the budget and amends, among other items, the Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA) to expand the amount […]

April 2022: Washington, D.C. Dramatically Increases Paid Leave

Update Applicable to:All employers in the city of Washington, D.C. What happened?Due to a surplus in the District of Columbia’s Paid Leave Fund, the number of weeks of paid leave available to D.C. workers under D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act will significantly increase on July 1, 2022. What are the details?Under the Universal Paid Leave […]