The Enhanced Professional Security Amendment of 2008 requires employers to pay a security officer working in an office building in the District a certain minimum wage (DC Stat. Sec. 32-1003(h)). The combination of wages and benefits paid to a security officer must at least equal the rate established by the U.S. Secretary of Labor for the "guard 1 classification" under the Service Contract Act of 1965.
The following workers are exempt from the District's minimum wage provisions (DC Stat. Sec. 32-1002 et seq.):
• Individuals, including casual babysitters, employed in the employer's private home;
• Volunteers for educational, charitable, religious, or nonprofit organizations;
• Lay members elected or appointed to office within any religious organization and engaged in religious functions;
• Outside salespersons; and
• Executive, administrative, or professional employees.
The U.S. Department of Labor issues Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations defining executive, administrative, and professional employees. Currently, the salary threshold for exempt employees is $455 per week, and there are duties tests to determine the exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, computer employees, and outside sales positions.