D.C. Updates Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Act

Two postings changed for the District of Columbia, and the GovDocs Research Department has confirmed with the District that the changes are mandatory, requiring employers with locations in D.C. to replace previous versions of the postings.

D.C. Minimum Wage Increases

D.C. revised it Minimum Wage posting to include an overtime pay section and the new rate of $9.50 per hour effective July 1, 2014. Changes to the posting are mandatory for employers with locations in the District of Columbia.

The minimum wage rate will then increase annually until 2017 when it will be tied to the Consumer Price Index. D.C.’s scheduled minimum wage increases include:

  • July 1, 2014: $9.50 per hour beginning
  • July 1, 2015: $10.50 per hour beginning
  • July 1, 2016: $11.50 per hour beginning
  • July 1, 2017: Adjusted for Consumer Price Index

D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act Changes

The District of Columbia released the revised version of its Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 (ASSLA). The posting now includes an “Accessing Paid Leave” section, which updates provisions of the 2008 Act to state that:

  • Employers must provide employees paid leave no later than 90 days of service
  • Employees may access paid leave on short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

The changes to the posting are mandatory. Click here to read how changes to the  affect employers with locations in the District of Columbia.

D.C. Labor Law Posters

Both postings are required for all employers with locations in the District of Columbia. They are both included in the GovDocs District of Columbia posting packages in electronic and laminated formats.


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