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By: Johanna Yapit

Some important changes are happening in Washington, D.C. starting July 1, 2024, that will impact employment laws and regulations. Here’s a straightforward breakdown of what you need to know:

Minimum Wage Increase

Starting July 1, the minimum wage in D.C. is increasing from $17.00 to $17.50 per hour. For those working in tipped positions, the base wage is going up from $8.00 to $10.00 per hour. Employers must ensure that the total earnings of tipped workers, including tips, meet or exceed the full minimum wage. This change aims to provide fair compensation for all workers and might affect how businesses manage payroll and staffing.

Pay Transparency

To promote fairness and transparency in the workplace, new regulations require employers to disclose pay rates and salary ranges in job postings. Additionally, employers can no longer screen candidates based on their wage history. Before the first interview, employers must also inform candidates about available healthcare benefits. These measures are designed to ensure equitable pay and provide job seekers with all necessary information upfront.

These updates reflect D.C.’s commitment to enhancing workplace fairness and transparency.

At HRUCKUS, we are dedicated to helping businesses and employees navigate these new regulations smoothly. We’re here to assist you in understanding and complying with these changes, ensuring your workplace remains fair and transparent.

Best regards, [Your Friendly HR Team]