Important Laws

Beginning July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $13.25 per hour to $14.00 per hour for all workers, regardless of size of employer. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016 into law on June 27, 2016, after unanimous passage by the D.C. Council. The law also includes provisions to further increase the minimum wage in subsequent years.

As of July 1, 2019, the base minimum wage for tipped employees will increase from $3.89 per hour to $4.45. 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. For employees who receive gratuities, the minimum wage will progressively increase to $5.00 by 2020, beginning in 2021 to increase the minimum wage during each successive year pursuant to the Consumer Price Index.

Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law

Earned Sick and Safe Leave Posters