District of Columbia Wage and Overtime Law
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the “floor” minimum wage for eligible workers in the U.S. But, many states and some local governments set their own minimum wage. Workers are entitled to be paid the highest minimum wage that applies where they work, whether it is set by federal, state, or local law.
The minimum wage in Washington, D.C. is $10.50 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 $10.50 an hour.