Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–1307.01. Wage Theft Prevention Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Wage Theft Prevention Fund (“Fund”), which shall be administered by the Department of Employment Services in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) The Fund shall consist of the revenue from the following sources recovered under § 32-1307 and § 32-581.04(a) and (b) of the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020, passed on 2nd reading on December 15, 2020 (Enrolled version of Bill 23-494) ("Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Act"):

(1) Civil fines; and

(2) Administrative penalties.

(c) The Fund shall be used to enforce the provisions of this subchapter, Chapter 5B of this title, the Living Wage Act, the Minimum Wage Revision Act, and the Sick and Safe Leave Act.

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund, and interest earned, shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.