May 5, 2017

District of Columbia Act 22-33 (“the Act”)

Background on the Final Rule and Details of the Change:

The Act requires employers to comply with the following requirements:

Employees must be provided with a written notice at time of hire. The notice must include:

  • The name of the employer and any “doing business as” names used by the employer
  • The physical address of the employer’s main office or principal place of business, and a mailing address, if different
  • The telephone number of the employer
  • The employee’s rate of pay and the basis of that rate, including: hourly rate, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, any allowances claimed as part of the minimum wage, including tip, meal, or lodging allowances, or overtime rate of pay, exemptions from overtime pay, living wage, exemptions from the living wage, and the applicable prevailing wages

Earnings statements must include:

  • Date of the wage payment
  • Gross wages paid
  • Deductions from and additions to wages
  • Net wages paid
  • Hours worked during the pay period

Frequency of payment

  • Non-exempt employees must be paid at least twice a month
  • Exempt employees must be paid at least once a month

General Impact to Employers:

Employers must retain the following records for each employee for 3 years:

  • Name, address, and occupation
  • Pay rate and the amount paid each pay period
  • For nonexempt employees, time worked each day and each workweek
  • Record of birth date of any employee under l9 years old

For more information please reference:

District of Columbia Act 22-33

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