New District of Columbia Law Greatly Expands Remedies for Wage Law Violations and Places New Notice Requirements on Employers – Practical Law

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Practical Law featured "New District of Columbia Law Greatly Expands Remedies for Wage Law Violations and Places New Notice Requirements on Employers," an Act Now Advisory by Brian Steinbach, a Senior Attorney in the Labor and Employment practice, in the Washington, DC, office.

Following is the article abstract:

This wage and hour Law Firm Publication by Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. discusses the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-426) recently signed into law by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray. The new Act expands the coverage, notice requirements, means of enforcement, retaliation protections and remedies of District of Columbia wage laws including the Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL), the Living Wage Act (LWA), the Minimum Wage Revision Act (MWRA) and the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA). For example, for the first time, the new Act allows business licenses and permits to be denied or suspended and liens to be placed for amounts owed. The Act applies to violations occurring after October 1, 2014, but becomes effective at the end of the Congressional review period and on publication in the District of Columbia Register (likely late November 2014).

Read the original Act Now Advisory here.