WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council wants to make sure that the city is complying with a law that requires people working on city contracts to be paid a "living wage."
The council approved a bill in 2006 requiring companies with city contracts worth $100,000 or more to pay their employees substantially more than the city's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour.
The required wage was last increased in 2010, to $12.50 an hour. But the law requires the wage to be increased to keep up with the consumer price index. If that law had been followed, the wage would now be $13.40 an hour.
A council committee will question city officials on Thursday about their efforts to review and potentially increase the required wage.