Minimum Wage: District of Columbia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Meredith S. Campbell and Fred S. Sommer, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
- The District of Columbia's minimum wage is currently $17.00. See Minimum Wage.
- Employers may take a credit against their minimum wage obligations for tips employees receive. See Tip Credit.
- Employers also may take a credit against their minimum wage obligations for the cost of lodging and meals. See Credit for Lodging and Meals.
- Employees are entitled to an additional hour's pay at the minimum wage for each day during which they work a split shift. See Split Shifts.
- There is a minimum daily wage for employees who report for work under general or specific instructions but are given no work or less than four hours of work. See Minimum Daily Wage.
- An alternate minimum wage rate applies to security officers. See Security Officers.
- Some workers with disabilities may be paid less than the minimum wage under certain conditions. See Subminimum Wages.
- Employers are required to pay to the cost of uniforms, tools and travel. See Uniforms, Tools and Travel.