District of Columbia Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in District of Columbia are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of District of Columbia

Date
Poster/Update
  • 04/2020

    Paid Family Leave-Revised with new information about eligibility, a new logo and the name of the mayor.

  • 12/2019

    Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act-Re-written text to clarify portions of the law.

  • 12/2019

    Paid Family Leave-Completely re-worded notice with information about benefits and benefit amounts.

  • 12/2019

    Workers' Compensation Notice-Redesigned poster with new contact information, new fill in fields, and rewritten text.

  • 03/2019

    Paid Family Leave-Completely new poster for the DC Paid Family Leave Law that explains which explains who is covered by the law and how the program works.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 01/2013

    -Amendment expands the military family leave provisions and incorporates a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees, as well as making some additional regulatory changes.

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District of Columbia Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Minimum Wage Law (DC Code 36-220.8) You are required by DC Code 36-220.8 to post information pertaining to the minimum wage in DC. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a clear, full color and easy-to-read format. Simply post it in a conspicuous area.
  • Workers Compensation Law (DC Code 36-336) You must display key Workers' Compensation information, so that workers understand their rights and protections. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a convenient, centralized location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Law (DC Code 36-1311) (a) Your employees have certain rights under DC's Family Medical and Leave Law. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster informs them of these rights. It also informs employers of the penalties they face if they fail to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Minor Labor Law (DC Code 36-502) Workers under the age of 18 are subject to specific laws governing their employment. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a convenient, centralized location.
  • Public Accommodations The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster displays information regarding anti-discriminatory obligations in public accommodations.
  • Discrimination Discrimination in the workforce is illegal. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster notifies all employees and management of this law.
  • Unemployment Compensation Notice You must inform all employees of their rights and protections with respect to unemployment compensation. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a clear, organized manner.
  • Anti-Discrimination The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster displays the anti-discrimination law that all workers and managers must follow under the law.
  • Equality in Education All workers are entitled to equality in education. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster informs workers of this right, and reminds management of its obligation under the law.
  • Non-Discrimination for DC Government Employees No DC government employee may be discriminated against as a result of his or her employer. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster posts this notice for all to review as necessary.
  • Breastfeeding Rights & Guidelines (*New) In the District of Columbia, breastfeeding mothers have specific rights that must be abided by in the workplace. The District of Columbia Complete Labor Law Poster outlines these rights, and allows you to fill-in a contact name in the event that workers have questions or complaints.
  • Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (DC Code § 32-131.02) As per District of Columbia Employment Law, employers with 100 or more employees must provide workers at least one hour of paid sick leave (for every 37 hours worked), in order to address matters regarding family illness, domestic violence, or sexual abuse. (Working more than 37 hours may be required should an employer employ fewer than 100 workers). Employers must inform their workers of their rights under the Act by posting the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act requirement in a prominent workplace location.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in District of Columbia in 2020:

The 2020 minimum wage rate for the District of Columbia is $15.00.

*The quick facts should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used as legal advice or opinion. Please consult a legal expert in your area for your specific situation.

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Important Phone Numbers: District of Columbia

  • Wage & Hour - (202) 671-1880
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (202) 671-1000
  • Unemployment Insurance - (202) 724-7000
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