- D.C. Council Passes Minimum Wage Hike
- June 21, 2016 | Author: Zachary S. Stinson
- Law Firm: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Washington Office
- The Council of the District of Columbia has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to approve the legislation.
On June 7, 2016, by a unanimous vote of 13-0, the D.C. councilmembers approved the “Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016.” Once enacted, the law will provide for the following minimum wage increases:
- The minimum wage will increase to $12.50 per hour in July of 2017.
- It will be raised each year thereafter until it reaches $15.00 per hour in July of 2020.
- After 2020, the minimum wage will be increased each year to match the area’s Consumer Price Index as set by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The tipped minimum wage will be increased to $3.33 per hour in July of 2017.
- It will be raised each year thereafter until it reaches $5.00 per hour in July of 2020, after which it will then increase each year to match the area’s Consumer Price Index.