Last year, legislation was introduced to help ensure proper payment of employee wages through the “Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014.” This bill became effective on February 26, 2015. The bill specifically states that every employer shall furnish to each employee at the time of hiring a written notice containing detailed information about the employees’ wages. In addition, employers must provide the same written notice to existing employees within 90 days (May 27, 2015) of the Bill’s effective date. As proof of compliance, every employer must retain copies of the written notice furnished to employees that are signed and dated by the employer and by the employee acknowledging receipt of the notice.
For more information, a copy of the final bill, and a template of the notification, please visit the D.C. Department of Employment Services at http://does.dc.gov/service/wage-and-hour-compliance. HAWDC encourages members to contact their HR and legal departments with any specific questions.