What Is The Law On Wages And Hours?
The Office of WageHour of the Department of Employment Services (DOES) administers the District's laws regarding wages and hours.
- The DC Minimum Wage Act Revision Act of 1992 defines the District's minimum wage at that "set by the United States government, plus $1," and requires timeandahalf for hours worked in excess of a 40hour week.
- The DC Wage Payment and Wage Collection Law requires payment at least twice monthly on designated paydays for all employees; payment of all earned and promised wages; and the timely payment of wages upon termination of employment.
- The DC Wage Garnishment Law protects pay from unlawful garnishments.
- The Seats Law requires proper seating for workers when they are not actively engaged in their work.
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