An Act Now Advisory, “New Employment Requirements for All D.C. Employers on the Horizon, Including Extensive Obligations for Employers of Tipped Workers,” authored by Nathaniel M. Glasser, Gregory D. Green, Alkida Kacani, and Brian W. Steinbach, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, was featured on, by the Department of Employment Services.

Following is an excerpt:

On October 23, 2018, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser approved the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018, D.C. Act 22-489(“Act”), which repeals an initiative that would have eliminated the tip credit. At the same time, the Act creates wide-ranging obligations for employers of tipped workers, including the tracking and reporting of sexual harassment complaints. New notice and posting requirements for all employers are also required by the Act.

Although the Act formally takes effect following a 30-calendar-day congressional review period and publication in the D.C. Register (prerequisites for the passage of most D.C. legislation under the Home Rule Act), nearly all of the new requirements will only apply once their fiscal effect is included in an approved budget and financial plan, which likely will not occur until next summer.


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