District of Columbia Overtime Pay Laws - DC Labor Law - 2016
Overtime pay is additional pay granted to employees who have worked over a certain amount of hours in a given timeframe. Employers in District of Columbia must adhere to both federal and state overtime regulations defining how much overtime must be paid, and which employees are entitled to overtime pay.
Non-exempt employees in District of Columbia are entitled to overtime pay of 1.5 times their average hourly rate for every hour worked over 40 in a single week, as well as for every hour worked over a total of 8 in a single day. Based on the District of Columbia minimum wage of $10.50 per hour, the minimum amount any District of Columbia worker should receive as overtime pay is $15.75 per hour.
Some employees are exempt from overtime, and therefore can be asked to work more then 40 hours a week , or 8 hours a day, without receiving overtime pay. Some overtime-exempt jobs are specified in federal overtime law, such as most white collar jobs, while other exemptions are specific to District of Columbia's state overtime laws.
Overtime is paid at the rate of 1-1/2 times the hourly wage rate after forty (40) hours of actual work in a seven-day workweek, with the exception of certain salaried employees who meet the definition of an executive, administrative, or professional. The District of Columbia exempts babysitters, railroad employees, parking lot attendants, automobile salespeople or mechanics, and seamen from overtime pay. An additional exemption lists special rules that apply for employees working as car washers, who must be paid overtime for any work over 160 hours in a period of four weeks.
District of Columbia Overtime Calculator
To calculate your weekly overtime pay, enter your normal hourly wage and the weekly number of hours you worked into the DC overtime calculator. Your overtime pay will then be calculated and displayed.
Unpaid Overtime in District of Columbia
If your employer has not paid you overtime and you believe you are entitled to overtime pay for the work you have done, there are steps you can take to ensure that you are paid what you deserve. First check District of Columbia state overtime law as well as federal overtime exemptions to ensure that your occupation is not exempt from overtime, and ask your employer directly why you were not paid.
If you are sure that you are entitled to overtime that has not been paid and are unable to work out an agreement with your employer directly, your next step is to contact the District of Columbia Department of Labor with an unpaid overtime claim form. You can contact the District of Columbia Department of Labor office here:
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