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Reminder: D.C.’s New Minimum Wage is in Effect Now!

In January, the D.C. Council passed the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase by $1 on July 1 each year through 2016, hitting $11.50 per hour by 2017. Accordingly, the minimum wage effective July 1, 2014 is $9.50 per hour.

For details regarding employees who qualify for minimum wage, the D.C. minimum four hour shift requirement, and the D.C. split shift requirement visit the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program legal alert, An Update on the Minimum Wage Laws in DC.