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Washington DC Tightens Regulation of Wage and Hour Compliance for Employers

Published on June 18, 2015

In 2014, the Government of the District of Columbia (Washington DC) enacted the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (WTPAA), which formally went into effect on February 26, 2015. The act made broad changes to Washington DC wage and hour laws, impacting existing legislation including laws covering the minimum wage, living wage, wage payment, wage collection and accrued sick and safe leave among others. (more…) ...

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D.C. Concludes That Sick Leave Act Does Not Drive (Too Many) Businesses Away

Published on June 21, 2013

The Auditor for the District of Columbia has released a report on the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act. Although the report, and news stories about it, conclude that the Act has not encouraged business owners to leave D.C., the study did find that 12.5% of respondents would move their business from the District because of the requirement of paid sick leave benefits. ...

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“Pants” Judge Brings Whistleblower Lawsuit

Published on May 6, 2008

According to WashingtonPost.com, "A former judge who lost a $54 million law suit against a dry cleaners over a missing pair of pants is suing to get his job back and at least $1 million in damages.  In the suit filed in federal court, Roy Pearson [claims] he was wrongfully dismissed for exposing corruption within the Office of Administrative Hearings, the department where he worked. In court documents, Pearson said he was protected as a whistle-blower and that the city used the fact that he wa...

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D.C. Council Approves Paid Sick Leave Bill

Published on March 5, 2008

The D.C. City Council approved the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 yesterday that requires employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave, becoming the second city in the nation to do so.  The Washington Post has a story here.  The Mayor must still sign the bill, and Congress has 30 days to review it.  The Act will apply 6 months after such approval. ...

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