District of Columbia Employment Law Updates – 2018

District of Columbia Employment Law Updates – 2018

June
June 19 – Voters passed an initative to raise and ultimately eliminate the tip minimum wage rate by 2025

On June 19, 2018, DC voters passed Initative 77. The initiative increases the minimum wage for tipped employees over the next several years as follows:

  • July 1, 2018 – $4.50
  • July 1, 2019 – $6.00
  • July 1, 2020 – $7.50
  • July 1, 2021 – $9.00
  • July 1, 2022 – $10.50
  • July 1, 2023 – $12.00
  • July 1, 2024 – $13.50
  • July 1, 2025 – $15.00
  • July 1, 2026 – Employers must pay tipped employees the same minimum wage paid to non-tipped employees
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