Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage increased from $15.50 to $16.10 per hour for non-tipped employees.
Meanwhile, the base minimum wage for tipped employees went up from $5.05 to $5.35 per hour. If a worker’s hourly tip earnings plus base wage do not equal the city’s minimum wage of $16.10 on a weekly average, then his or her employer has to pay the difference.
The increase comes as part of the 2016 law driven by the “Fight for $15” labor movement.
D.C. has a strong wage-hour law that allows a worker to recover owed wages with significant penalties added to the recovery along with attorney fees.
If you think you may need legal assitance with a wage issue, Lebau & Neuworth has been fighting for the wages or workers since our founding, so contact us at at 888-456-2529 or lebauneuworth.com/contact-us.