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D.C.'s New Minimum Wage is $10.50

On July 1, the minimum hourly wage in the District of Columbia rose to $10.50 per hour, a scheduled increase of $1 per hour as part of the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013.  The minimum wage will rise again in July 2016, to $11.50, and will increase each July 1 thereafter to keep up with increases in the cost of living.

The minimum wage requirement applies to any employee who works at least 50 percent of the time in the District, regardless of where the worker resides.

Nonprofit employers of minimum-wage workers should ensure that they take into account the scheduled wage increase to $11.50 on July 1, 2016, as they plan their budgets and grant requests for the coming year.