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District of Columbia Wage Payment Timing Requirements

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in the District of Columbia must comply with these state rules regarding the timing and frequency of wage payments.

All employers are covered by the District of Columbia's wage payment laws.

Wages must be paid at least twice a month on regular paydays designated in advance by the employer. A holdover of not more than 10 days is permitted unless a different period is specified in a union contract.

Provisions governing frequency of wage payment are inapplicable to exempt employees.

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