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Overtime: District of Columbia

Overtime requirements for other states

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 generally computes overtime compensation in the same manner as under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See Computing Overtime.
  • Certain premiums paid for work in excess of a daily or weekly standard, for work on holidays or weekends, or for work outside of normal hours established by a contract or collective bargaining agreement can be credited toward overtime pay. See Credit Toward Overtime.