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DC Employees See Minimum Hourly Wage Go Up to $15


The minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $14 per hour to $15 per hour, it was announced by the city’s Department of Employment Services.

The new minimum hourly wage will go into effect on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. It will apply to all workers regardless of the size of their employer.

The Department also said that the base minimum wage for tipped employees in the city will increase from $4.45 per hour to $5.

“However, if an employee’s hourly tip earnings (averaged weekly) added to the base minimum wage do not equal the District’s full minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference,” the statement added.

In addition, employees have to be paid overtime, which is equal to 1.5 times the regular hourly pay, if they work more than 40 hours per week.

Employees working in DC that are not paid at least the minimum wage or overtime pay may fill out a form to claim those through the website of the Department of Employment Services.

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