District of Columbia Free Printable Minimum Wage Law Posters District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster Poster Required

The District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster is a minimum wage law poster by the District of Columbia Office Of Human Rights. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in District of Columbia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This law poster must be placed in a conspicuous area where all employees of the District of Columbia may easily view it. This poster includes past, current, as well as future minimum wage rates, as well as information in regards to overtime pay, exceptions, and other provisions. Rates are distributed depending on if the employee obtains gratuities. For instance, an employee who does not obtain gratuities in the 2019 year must be paid no less than $14.00 per hour. An employee who obtains gratuities in the 2019 year, however, must be paid no less than $4.45 each hour. Additional information about this law includes the rate policy for tipped employees, deductions, meals, uniforms, maintaining records, and others listed. To file a complaint, it is encouraged to contact the Department of Employment Services.


DC All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both District of Columbia and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .

It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. Please see the link below to download district-of-columbia-minimum-wage-poster.pdf.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MINIMUM WAGE POSTER	
THIS SUMMARY MUST REMAIN IN A 
VISIBLE LOCATION WHERE EMPLOYEES MAY READ	
MINIMUM WAGE RATES	
Employees who do not receive gratuities Employees who receive gratuities	
$11.50 per hour beginning July 1, 2016$2.77 per hour beginning January 1, 2005
$12.50 per hour beginning July 1, 2017 $3.33 per hour beginning July 1, 2017
$13.25 per hour beginning July 1, 2018 $3.89 per hour beginning July 1, 2018
$14.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2019 $4.45 per hour beginning July 1, 2019
$15.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2020 $5.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2020
Beginning in 2021, the minimum wage will increase during each successive year pursuant to the Consumer Price Index for both 
employees who do not receive gratuities and employees who receive gratuities. Visit the Department of Employment Services 
website at www.does.dc.gov for the yearly minimum wage rates.	
MINIMUM WAGE EXCEPTIONS
The minimum wage provision does not apply in instances where other laws or regulations establish minimum wage rates for the 
following: 1. Handicapped workers may be paid less only when the employer has received an authorizing certificate from the U.S. 
Department of Labor.
2.  Persons employed under provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act shall be paid pursuant to that Act.
3.  Persons employed under provisions of the Youth Employment Act shall be paid pursuant to that Act.
4.  Persons employed under provisions of the Older Americans Act shall be paid pursuant to that Act.
5.  Students employed by institutions of higher education may be paid the minimum wage established by the United States 
government.
6.  The Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014, effective February 26, 2015, removed adult learners as a minimum wage 
exception. Newly hired persons 18 years of age or older must be paid the established District of Columbia minimum wage 
immediately upon hire.
7.   The minimum wage provision does not apply to persons:
a.   employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, professional, computer, or outside sales capacity; or
b.   engaged in the delivery of newspapers to the home of the consumer.
OVERTIME PAY
At least 1	 ½	 times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.	
OVERTIME EXCEPTIONS
The overtime provision shall not apply to persons employed:
1. In a bona fide executive, administrative, professional, computer, or outside sales capacity;
2.  As a private household worker who lives on the premises of the employer;
3.  In a retail or service establishment and whose regular rate of pay is in excess of one and one-half times the minimum hourly 
rate applicable under the Act, and more than one-half of the employee’s compensation for a representative period (not less 
than one month) represents commissions on goods and services;
4.  As a seaman, by a railroad, as an attendant in a parking lot or parking garage, or in newspaper home delivery;
5.  By an air carrier who voluntarily exchanges workdays with another employee for the primary purpose of utilizing air travel 
benefits available to these employees; or
6.  As a salesperson, parts salesperson, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles, trailers, or trucks 
if employed by a non-manufacturing establishment primarily engaged in the business of selling these vehicles to ultimate 
purchasers.
NOTE: The Car Wash Employee Overtime Amendment Act of 2012, effective May 31, 2012, removed the overtime exception for 
employees of a car wash. Car wash employees are entitled to overtime for all hours worked over a forty-hour workweek. The 
United States Department of Labor’s Home Care Rule, effective November 12, 2015, became applicable to direct care workers 
employed by agencies and other third-party employers. Direct care workers are workers who provide home care services, such as 
certified nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care aides, caregivers, and companions.	
GO VERNMENT OF THE DIS TRICT OF COLUMBIA
MURIEL BO WSER, MAYOR	
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MURIEL BOWSER, MAYOR

PERSONS NOT ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY UNDER DISTRICT LAW MAY BE ENTITLED UNDER 
FEDERAL LAW
For more information, call the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage-Hour Division, or visit www.dol.gov/whd/.
UNIFORMS
Employers must pay the cost of purchase, maintenance, and cleaning of uniforms and protective clothing required by employer or 
by law or pay the employee 15 cents per hour in addition to the minimum wage (maximum required is $6.00 per week) for washable 
uniforms. When the employer purchases and the employee maintains washable uniforms, the additional payment required is 10 
cents per hour. When the employer cleans and maintains but the employee purchases, the additional payment required is 8 cents 
per hour.
MEALS
Employers may deduct $2.12 for each meal made available. For four (4) hours or less of work, a maximum of one (1) meal deduction 
is allowed. For over four (4) hours of work, a maximum of two (2) meal deductions is allowed. For employees that live on the 
employer’s premises, no more than $6.36 per day can be deducted.
OTHER PROVISIONS
Additional wages are due to employees for split shifts, travel expenses, and tools. Other deductions may be taken for lodging 
provided by the employer.
DEDUCTIONS
No employer shall make any deductions, except those specifically authorized by law or court order, which would bring the wages 
below those required by the Act. An itemized wage statement showing all deductions must be provided with each pay check.
RECORDS
Every employer shall make and keep for at least three (3) years accurate time and payroll records for each employee, in addition to 
other detailed records required by the Act.
TIPPED EMPLOYEES
Employers must pay a service rate per hour (please see the rate of current minimum wage in accordance with the regulations set 
forth in this document under tipped employees) to “tipped employees.” If an employee’s hourly tip earnings (averaged weekly) 
added to the service rate do not equal the minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference.
INTERNET-BASED TIP PORTAL FOR ONLINE REPORTING OF THE QUARTERLY WAGE REPORT
An employer who employs an employee who receives gratuities shall submit a quarterly wage report within 30 days of the end of 
each quarter to the Mayor certifying that the employee was paid the required minimum wage.1. The Mayor has created an Internet-based portal for online reporting of the quarterly wage reports and it is located at 
https://www.essp.does.dc.gov/.
2.  An employer shall submit its quarterly wage reports online unless the employer claims that online reporting creates a 
hardship, in which case the employer shall submit its reports in hard-copy form.
3.  The Mayor shall provide reporting requirements training to educate employers about the reporting requirements and use of 
the Internet-based portal.
ADDITIONAL LAWS ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF WAGE- HOUR
All labor laws enforced within the District of Columbia can be found on www.does.dc.gov.
FOR A COMPLETE TEXT OF EACH LAW OR TO FILE A COMPLAINT CONTACT	
DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 	
OFFICE OF WAGE HOUR
4058 Minnesota Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019
(202) 671-1880 • www.does.dc.gov	
GO VERNMENT OF THE DIS TRICT OF COLUMBIA
MURIEL BO WSER, MAYOR

Other District of Columbia Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional five optional and mandatory District of Columbia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Workers' Compensation Notice Workers Compensation Law
Mandatory Unemployment Compensation Unemployment Law
Mandatory Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act Sick Leave Law
Mandatory District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory Protecting Pregnant Workers Act General Labor Law Poster

View all 6 District of Columbia labor law posters


Get a 2020 District of Columbia all-in-one labor law poster

Instead of printing out pages of mandatory District of Columbia and Federal labor law posters, you can purchase a professional, laminated all-in-one labor law poster that guarantees compliance with all District of Columbia and federal posting requirements. Fully updated for 2020!

Get 2020 All-In-One Poster Now

Poster Sources:

Disclaimer:

While we do our best to keep our list of District of Columbia labor law posters up to date and complete, we cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. Is the poster on this page out-of-date or not working? Please let us know and we will fix it ASAP.

** This Document Provided By LaborPosters.org **
Source: http://www.laborposters.org/district-of-columbia/1255-district-of-columbia-minimum-wage-poster.htm