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Washington D.C. Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Washington D.C. Wage & Hour Law

  • Washington D.C. Minimum Wage:  
    • The minimum wage in DC is $17 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in the District of Columbia must be paid at least $17 an hour. 

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Washington D.C. and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Washington D.C.. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Washington D.C..
    • In Washington D.C., your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $8 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $17 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.

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