DC Department of Employment Services Launches Zip Code Project
On April 10th, representatives from ABC Metro Washington along with other members of the DC Business Coalition met with the Director of the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) and the Staff of the Office on Wage and Hour to discuss the DOES Zip Code Project.
The project, which was rolled last month, provides a citywide foot patrol of businesses to educate employers on the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act that took effect on February 26, 2015 as well as all other applicable laws overseen by the Labor Standards Bureau. The project's aim is to increase compliance and understanding among employers across the District.
During the visits, inspectors will inspect businesses in targeted zip codes to ensure they are in compliance with all current labor laws. If any violations are found, the investigator will identify each violation on a checklist and will provide the establishment/business with a copy of their findings. Inspectors and DOES staff will then provide the business with information to clar ...