A generous serving of compliance requirements is set to hit Washington D.C. businesses in the food service and hospitality industries.
Passed by the District of Columbia Council in 2018, the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act will soon impose a slew of training and reporting requirements for businesses with tipped workers. In an effort to help ensure compliance with the regulation, the District will require most of these businesses to outsource payroll.
With little fanfare, the most generous paid leave program in the U.S. became law earlier this month, when Washington D.C.'s Universal Paid Leave Act went into effect. When fully implemented on July 1, 2019, it will give employees up to 8 weeks of leave, paid at 90 percent of their regular wages.
The “fight for fifteen” may have scored a knockout punch in the nation’s capital this week.