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The DC Code: § 32-1307 Penalties.

Index32 Labor. (Refs & Annos)
Any employer who, having the ability to pay, willfully violates any provisions of § 32-1302 or § 32-1304 or who fails to comply with any other provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall for the 1st offense be punished by a fine of not more than $300, or by imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or in the discretion of the court, by both such fine and imprisonment; and for any subsequent offense shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days, or in the discretion of the court, by both such fine and imprisonment.
In addition to and apart from any other penalties or remedies provided for in this chapter, the Mayor shall assess and collect administrative penalties up to a maximum of $300 for the first violation and up to a maximum of $500 for each subsequent violation. The Mayor shall consider factors that include the history of previous violations by the employer, the administrative costs of the proceeding to collect, and the size of the employer's business, when determining the penalty to be imposed. In addition, the Mayor may assess more than one administrative penalty against an employer for the same adversely affected employee if the employer has violated more than one statutory provision of this chapter.
No administrative penalty may be collected unless the Mayor provides any person alleged to have violated any of the provisions of this section notification of the violation, notification of the amount of the administrative penalty to be imposed, and an opportunity to request an informal hearing. If a formal hearing is requested, the Mayor shall issue a final order following the hearing, containing a finding that a violation has or has not occurred. If an informal hearing is not requested, the person to whom notification of violation was provided shall transmit to the Mayor the amount of the penalty within 15 days following notification.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 36-107. 1973 Ed., § 36-607. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-245 designated the existing text as subsec. (a) and added subsecs. (b) and (c). Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-245, see notes following § 32-1011. Miscellaneous Notes Section 4 of D.C. Law 13-245 provides: "The Mayor, pursuant to title 1 of the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act shall issue regulations to implement the provisions of this act." DC CODE § 32-1307 Current through December 11, 2012


(Aug. 3, 1956, 70 Stat. 978, ch. 924, § 7; Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-245, § 3, 48 DCR 647.)