District of Columbia

Washington D.C., formally known as the District of Columbia, is the Capital of the United States. It is often referred to as “the Capital”, or “D.C”, and it was created by the signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790. A federal district was created under the US Constitution’s Exclusive jurisdiction clause, meaning the Capital isn’t part of any state.

The federal district was formed in Maryland and Virginia, as each state donated land; the City was founded in 1791, and named after George Washington. The district has an estimated population of under 700,000, while the Washington metropolitan area including surrounding cities and suburbs, has a total population of nearly 6 million residents. It is the 6th largest metropolitan area in the US.

Congress, the Executive and Judicial branches are all situated in the Capital. House representatives are elected by local residents, however no Senate representation is present in the district. During presidential elections, 3 electoral votes are afforded to the District of Columbia.

Washington D.C is a planned city which was formally created under the  McMillan Plan, and finalized in 1901. Buildings in the capital are limited to being no taller than the width of adjacent streets, plus 20 feet, under the federal  Height of Buildings Act of 1910. The city is made up of four-quadrants, which are unequal in area. Among the many well known architectural buildings in the capital are: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the United States Capital, and the Lincoln Memorial.  A number of historical sites, including national monuments and buildings, are predominant in the Capital. Additionally, the National Mall, the Jefferson Pier, the National World War II Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial are situated in DC. National Archives, including the Declaration of Independence, State Constitutions, and the Bill of Rights are located in the Capital. The Smithsonian Art Museum, National Zoo, Woodley Park, and various art exhibits, are also located in the Capital.

Under Article I Section VIII of the US Constitution, Congress has exclusive jurisdiction over the City. There are 21 departments under the federal government in the city including the Metro Police, City Works, Employment Services, Environment, and others. District party strength lies greatly with the Democratic Party in the Capital.

The National Law Review covers a broad range of stories, news, and topics from the Capital. General election news, agency news, litigation, federal reviews, bankruptcy and tax cases, Supreme Court decisions, and more. Visitors will find the latest, most relevant news stories, discussions, and information coming directly from the Capital on the National Law Review.

Date Title Organization
29
Feb
D.C. Expands Coverage of Minimum Wage Law Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
27
Feb
Washington, D.C. Joins A Growing Number of Jurisdictions with Pay Transparency Requirements and Wage History Inquiry Restrictions Mintz
15
Feb
Investment in Youth Violence Prevention Programs in the District of Columbia ArentFox Schiff LLP
13
Feb
What’s in a Job Advertisement—New D.C. Salary and Hourly Pay Disclosure Requirements Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
11
Feb
Beltway Buzz, February 9, 2024 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
8
Feb
Washington, D.C.'s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Proposes Rules to Implement Downtown Real Property Tax Abatement Legislation K&L Gates
5
Feb
Let’s Talk About Pay Katz Banks Kumin LLP
5
Feb
D.C. Employers Need to Prepare for More Than Humidity This Summer: New Wage Transparency Law Effective in June (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Feb
More States on the Cusp of Enacting “True Lender” Laws Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Jan
Washington, D.C.: Another Player in the Pay Transparency Trend Foley & Lardner LLP
29
Jan
D.C. Employers Must Comply With Paid Family Leave Notice Requirement By February 1 Jackson Lewis P.C.
23
Jan
Show Me the Washingtons: D.C. Adopts Pay Transparency Requirements Barnes & Thornburg LLP
23
Jan
D.C. to Require Pay Transparency, Prohibit Inquiry into Wage History Hunton Andrews Kurth
22
Jan
D.C. Mayor Approves Law Expanding Reach of D.C. Minimum Wage Law Proskauer Rose LLP
22
Jan
Bid Protests in the District of Columbia Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
22
Jan
DC Will Have New Pay Transparency and Wage History Requirements ArentFox Schiff LLP
22
Jan
U.S. Government Joins States in Challenging NCAA’s Transfer Eligibility Rule Jackson Lewis P.C.
19
Jan
D.C. Mayor Signs Bill Requiring Compensation Disclosures and Prohibiting Use of Wage History Proskauer Rose LLP
19
Jan
DC Joins the Wage Transparency Movement Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
18
Jan
District of Columbia Requires Salary and Wage Disclosures in Job Listings Polsinelli PC
16
Jan
Take Note: Significant 2024 Gift/Estate Tax Exemption Inflation Increases Blank Rome LLP
5
Jan
Trending in Telehealth: December 21, 2023 – January 3, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
28
Dec
Washington D.C. Introduced Rate Exportation Opt-Out and “Anti-Evasion” Bill Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Dec
District of Columbia Council Puts Pay Transparency on Path to Application to Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
4
Dec
Taxes Are Not the Only Thing to Worry About in Washington — Employers Face Stiff Fines for Violating Washington, D.C.’s Ban on Non-Competes Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Dec
You Better Watch Out: The OAG Is Stepping Up Enforcement of D.C.’s Non-Compete Ban Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
1
Dec
Trending in Telehealth: November 15 – 28, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
9
Oct
Washington D.C. Attorney General Offers Guidance for Restaurant Employers Amidst Spike in Service Fees Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Sep
FDIC Chair Speaks on Risks of Nonbank Financial Institutions Resolution of Large Regional Banks Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
20
Sep
The Changing Landscape of Noncompete Laws: State Updates Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1
Sep
Beltway Buzz, September 1, 2023 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
29
Aug
PFAS State AG Lawsuits Increase Again in August CMBG3 Law
29
Aug
No Copyright Protection for Works Created Solely by AI, DC Federal District Court Holds ArentFox Schiff LLP
26
Aug
Beltway Buzz, August 25, 2023 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
11
Aug
Beltway Buzz, August 11, 2023 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
27
Jul
3M tried to resolve its PFAS liability to water suppliers for $12.5 BILLION and almost 1/2 the States (including MA) are objecting. What's next? Mintz
20
Jul
Speculative Injury from Rulemaking Petition Denial Doesn’t Confer Standing McDermott Will & Emery
18
Jul
District of Columbia Employers Take Notice: City’s Cannabis Employment Protections Amendments Act Takes Effect ArentFox Schiff LLP
8
Jul
District of Columbia Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act Goes Live July 13 Jackson Lewis P.C.
21
Jun
The Drug Price Negotiation Program Faces Pushback from Private and Public Industry Participants Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
16
Jun
D.C. Transfer and Recordation Taxes On Track to Decrease to 2.9% Goulston & Storrs
24
Apr
On the Horizon: Broad Employment Protections for Marijuana Users in the District of Columbia Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Apr
First D.C. Tip Credit Elimination Act Measures Soon to Become Effective Jackson Lewis P.C.
11
Apr
Court Dismisses Private-Citizen Suit against Inhance Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
5
Apr
Reporting from the IAPP Global Privacy Summit Mintz
22
Mar
Recent Employment Law Updates in the District of Columbia Mintz
10
Mar
States Push Pay Reporting Requirements in Effort to Ensure Pay Equity Hunton Andrews Kurth
2
Feb
Once, Twice, Gone: After Two Ballot Initiatives, D.C.’s Minimum Wage Tip Credit Set to Be Phased Out Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
30
Jan
District of Columbia’s New Human Rights Enhancement Amendment Act Changes Definitions of Harassment and Employee Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
26
Jan
District of Columbia Council Delays Effective Date of Act Eliminating Tip Credit to May 2023 Jackson Lewis P.C.
 

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