Washington, D.C. minimum wage update

Effective July 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate in Washington, D.C. will increase from $15.00 per hour to $15.20 per hour for all workers (regardless of employer size). The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase from $5.00 per hour to $5.05 per hour.

2021 is the first year that Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage and minimum base wage for tipped employees is tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Both wage rates will continue to increase annually in proportion to increases in the CPI.

For more information, please see the District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster (including exceptions to the minimum wage) and also the D.C. Department of Employment Services Wage and Hour Public Notice.

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