Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013

This legislation raises the minimum wage in DC and outlines how the minimum wage will be adjusted on an annual basis going forward.

Key features:

  • The minimum wage will increase to pre-determined levels over the next two years and be adjusted annually beginning in 2017:

    • The DC minimum wage will increase from $9.50 to $10.50 per hour on July 1st, 2015, and from $10.50 to $11.50 per hour on July 1st, 2016. Beginning on July 1st, 2017, the minimum wage will be adjusted annually in proportion to the change in the Consumer Price Index for DC.

  • Requires the Mayor to provide information to employers:

    • All employers in DC will receive written information about minimum wage laws.

  • Increased monitoring of employers of tipped workers:

    • Employers of tipped employees are required to submit a report every 3 months ensuring that all employees are earning the minimum wage.

Current status: This legislation was unanimously passed by the DC Council and signed into law on January 15, 2014.

To learn more:
View the bill’s history and the final legislation.